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Slavery in America begin as a criminal act by a captain. Greed and Wealth destroys lives America. A captain saw a way to get money from wealthy people. That captain stole Africans, bound them, threw them in the belly of ships, and brought them to American as a money making commodity. Wealthy men purchased Africans and used Africans in their fields, in the their homes, and in their bedrooms. Frederick Douglas learned to read as a child, and could never stop speaking and teaching about the injustice of slavery.
April 12, 1861, Because of slavery, the US Civil War begin.
January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln ended legal slavery in America.
May 13, 1865 Civil War ended. Slavery now illegal act, and must be treated as such by law, across America. The South Lost!
June 19, 1865, 2 1/2 yrs later, is the time it took for the news of the end of slavery to get to Texas.
November 6, 2008, the children of slave masters, and the children of slaves, elected Barack Obama. President of the United States of America. We've come a long ways America. We have a long ways to go!
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