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        Freedman's Village Near Arlington | African-American History

        View of the houses at Freedman's Village, a camp established by the US government on the Arlington Estate during the Civil War to house former slaves, Arlington, Virginia, early 1900s. The residents of Freedman's Village were called contrabands because of their fugitive status. Originally meant to be a temporary refuge, Freedman's Village lasted for over 30 years, housing as many as 1100 people at its height. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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