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Saturday 15 April 2017

Emancipation Day in California

In California, planners have organized family gatherings, picnics and other events to mark that historic event.
Emancipation Day in California: April 15 EDD offices are open on this legal holiday.
This Day is celebrated in many former British colonies in the Caribbean and areas of the United States on various dates in observance of the emancipation of slaves of African descent. It is also observed in other areas in regard to the abolition of serfdom or other forms of servitude.
January 1, 2013, marked the 150th Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln signing the executive order of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Source: ca.gov
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Quotes & Wishes - A necessary preliminary A necessary preliminary

A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind.
John Maynard Keynes
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Quotes & Wishes - A war measure A war measure

Emancipation came to the colored race in America as a war measure. It was an act of military necessity. Manifestly it would have come without war, in the slower process of humanitarian reform and social enlightenment.
Wendell Willkie
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Quotes & Wishes - Almost two years later Almost two years later

The Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, was put into effect on January 1, 1863, but news of the Proclamation and enforcement did not reach Texas until after the end of the Civil War almost two years later.
Corrine Brown
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Quotes & Wishes - An expensive gift An expensive gift

Freedom is an expensive gift always worth fighting for. Even if it costs us!
Marck E. Estemil
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Quotes & Wishes - Arbitrary rule of other men Arbitrary rule of other men

Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.
Mortimer Adler
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