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Henry McMillan – Successful Farmer Freed by Emancipation Proclamation

During the Civil War, the Federal government created the American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission. They were tasked with interviewing former slaves who had been set free by Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Over the course of several months, the AFIC commissioners traveled through the South and into Canada conducting their interviews. The