Slave’s Letter Reveals Pace of Freedom

Your Take: Annie Davis' plea speaks volumes on the 150th birthday of the Emancipation Proclamation.

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Annie Davis' letter (courtesy of the National Archives)

I’ll wonder … and I’ll be grateful to Annie and all the ancestors whose “desire to be free” was stronger than any force they faced.

Author and journalist A’Lelia Bundles (aleliabundles.com) is the chair and president of the board of directors of the Foundation for the National Archives.

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