National Freedom Day – A day that honors the signing of a resolution that proposed the 13th amendment of the nation’s constitution on February 1, 1865.
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.13th Amendment
Abraham Lincoln was the president at that time.
A former slave by the name of Major Richard Robert Wright, Sr. created National Freedom Day and on June 30, 1948, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming February 1st as the first official National Freedom Day in the United States.
Other Names and Languages
|English||National Freedom Day|
|Arabic||يوم الحرية الوطنية|
|German||Nationaler Tag der Freiheit|
|Hebrew||היום הלאומי חופש|
|Korean||국립 자유의 날|
|Spanish||Día Nacional de la Libertad|
First published January 31, 2019. Last updated or republished January 30, 2020.