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149 years ago today President Lincoln announced the end of slavery in the U.S. #CivilWar #CivilRights

149 years ago today President Lincoln announced the end of slavery in the U.S. #CivilWar #CivilRights

This year, America commemorates the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War, which began in April 1861 and raged for four years, splitting our young nation in two. The war claimed 620,000 lives--more American deaths than in all other American conflicts combined--before ultimately reuniting the country and freeing four million African Americans from slavery. Fifteen decades later, the Civil War continues to capture the interest and imagination of millions for its role in defining America.

Full article: http://www.npca.org/cultural_diversity/battlefields/150th...

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