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January 1: 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act of 1808Posted December 26th, 2007 by Tom
On January 1 we will celebrate the coming of the New Year. Some will pause to observe the 145th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Few are aware that New Year’s day next week marks the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade in the United States, a law that was implemented January 1, 1808.
Read about this milestone in American history at my blog post on the subject at the Beacon Broadside.