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Portrayal of Private William Webb, Civil War Soldier of the 29th Connecticut Volunteers

Portrait of John Brown

Then, in 1859, a white gentleman from Torrington, Mr. John Brown, took up the same vision that Nat had and John Brown tried to overthrow slavery.

But he was also captured and he was hung.

Then, in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and the African American was set FREE!

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln from State Archives
Abraham Lincoln's signature

Freedom! Said it sounds good and it sounds nice. Got to be free!

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