Slavery Ended 148 Years Ago Today, But We Still Have A Long Way To Go

December 18, 2013   // 0 Comments

Huff Post Black Voices On Dec. 18, 1865, slavery ended in the United States. Secretary of State William Seward issued a statement verifying the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution making the end of slavery official eight months after the end of the Civil War. The amendment states: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the pa...

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