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Howard County

Howard County Emancipation commemoration illustrates the past

President Lincoln's decree on Jan. 1, 1863 -- in the midst of the American Civil War -- only freed slaves in rebellious states that had seceded from the Union. Maryland wasn't one of them, so slavery remained legal until the state legislature adopted a new constitution outlawing slavery.

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