Mar 1, 2010
Featured Document: Announcement of the 13th Amendement to End Slavery
As February is African American History Month, I've selected this document, the PROCLAMATION OF WILLIAM H SEWARD SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE UNITED STATES announcing the the ratification Article XIII of the Constitution on February 1. Some attribute passage of the amendment to the Constitution to the bravery and sacrifice of the U.S. Colored Troops who won 14 Medals of Honor during the Petersburg Campaign.