Wednesday, December 26, 2007


FREEDMAN Literally defined as "a man legally freed from slavery or bondage," the generic term freedman was popularly used by contemporaries in reference to any African American ex-slave after the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865. There were approximately four million freedmen (men, women and children) in the UnitedStates after 1865. See also: FREEDMEN'S BUREAU.

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