Definitions for freedmanˈfrid mən
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word freedman
a person who has been freed from slavery
A man who has been released from a condition of slavery.
"Education was a high priority for Appalachian freedmen and freedwomen just as it was for blacks throughout the Reconstruction South." (John C. Inscoe, Appalachians and Race: "Introduction" 7, 2001)
a man who has been a slave, and has been set free
A freedman is a former slave who has been released from slavery, usually by legal means. Historically, slaves became freedmen either by manumission or emancipation. A fugitive slave is one who escaped slavery by fleeing.
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It was founded as an anti-slavery party, an abolitionist party. The Republican Party worked very, very hard to abolish slavery and after it was abolished to try to gain rights for the freedman including the right to bear arms.
Raffi Freedman-Gurspan demonstrates the kind of leadership this administration champions, her commitment to bettering the lives of transgender Americans, particularly transgender people of color and those in poverty, reflects the values of this administration.
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