National Freedom Day

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When Celebrated

Always on February 1st


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About the Holiday

National Freedom Day celebrates the United States dedication to freedom for all. Major Richard Robert Wright Sr., a former slave, chose February 1st as National Freedom Day as this is the day in 1865 that President Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment which outlawed slavery in the US. Along with local and national leaders, Wright wrote a bill declaring February 1st as National Freedom Day and President Truman signed the bill in 1948.

Gift Guidelines

  • Framed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation

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