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#OnThisDay Florida’s Emancipation was proclaimed. It was announced in Tallahassee on May 20, 1865, 11 days after the end of the Civil War, and two years after the Proclamation first issued by President Abraham Lincoln freed those enslaved in Southern states. #EmancipationDay ✊🏿✊🏿


Read more Florida’s Emancipation Day here: https://dos.myflorida.com/library-archives/research/explore-our-resources/emancipation/