Today in Black History: December 18, 1865 “Slavery was Abolished with the Ratification of the 13th Amendment”

On today in 1865, slavery was abolished with the ratification of the 13th Amendment. The 13th Amendment states “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” Secretary of State William H. Seward proclaimed it to have been adopted and was the first of the reconstruction amendments adopted after the American Civil War.

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