Slave's Letter Reveals Pace of Freedom

January 4, 2013   // 0 Comments

  Your Take: Annie Davis' plea speaks volumes on the 150th birthday of the Emancipation Proclamation. by A'Lelia Bundle, The Root (The Root) -- On April 25, 1864 -- 15 months after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863 -- Annie Davis sent this letter to the White House: Mr. President It is my Desire to be free. To go to see my people on the eastern s...

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