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        After Slavery

        This video segment from the PBS series Finding Your Roots discusses the steps people took to help freed slaves following the abolition of slavery. In his second Inaugural Address, President Lincoln called for the re-building of the country. In response, Quakers, including Kevin Bacon’s ancestor Lydia Atkinson, became very involved in the education of newly freed slaves.

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