January 1, 2013: The 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

150 years. Do you know anyone that old? No? Me neither.

1863 Abe Lincoln

92 percent did not own slaves

  • During the Civil War, the Union armies had about two and a half million men.
  • The majority were white Protestants.
  • Less than 200,000 were African American.

They gave life and limb

peanuts

Source:

4 Comments

Filed under Democrats, Race Relations, Republicans, Slavery

4 responses to “January 1, 2013: The 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

  1. Good, if somewhat infuriating, post. Thanks.

    “Do you know anyone that old? No? Me neither.” Ah, verily, let us all pause to admire how remarkably well-preserved is the Texas Wackobird who recently warbled, “I stand here as a freed slave.” (Breitbart link w video)

    The figures on the families owning vs. not owning slaves, low-information voters demand to know if the slave families included among the 92% non-slave-owning families? (Statistics are a bottomless snakepit.)

    Like

  2. IMPORTANT:

    Like