When Were Blacks Truly Freed From Slavery?
For Juneteenth, The Root investigates the blurred line of emancipation in America.
By: Hillary Crosley | Posted: June 15, 2012 at 12:22 AM
"Thanks to the South's lucrative prison labor system and a deceptive practice called debt peonage, a kind of neo-slavery continued for some blacks long into the 1940s. The question then arises: When did African Americans really claim their freedom?"
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