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Laws created during slavery are still on the books. A legal scholar wants to acknowledge that history.

Posted on AllSides June 19th, 2024
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As the story of Juneteenth is told by modern-day historians, enslaved Black people were freed by laws, not combat. Union Gen. Gordon Granger said as much when he read General Order No. 3 in Galveston, Texas, in front of enslaved people who were among the last to learn of their legal freedom. According to the order, the law promised the “absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves.” But the new laws guaranteeing legal protections for equal rights – starting with the Emancipation Proclamation...

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