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Which one of these pool that is.
Is my great grandfather.
Eighty year old Wesley smalls safeguards for pitchers -- -- Saint Helena island home he'd gotten from his father years ago my dad -- no.
And so took advantage -- yeah.
And small says these folks in the pictures -- his relatives who were sleeps he still tried to determine their role in history his reach.
-- lives a few minutes away from port -- in place once home to thousands of slightly doctor Stephen -- to Paris art museum director.
Senator house -- plenty of information history.
United States government.
Is using -- -- sort of a training testing ground.
For a -- much safer future economic military.
Social political changes.
Based around the former slave population.
How they want to see the United States formed after the war.
Much does not care for you ships ports around.
Bills looked -- on area troops came.
These troops something needs to act justly so.
Port -- federal government comes and establishes a program to take care of room.
And the secretary of treasury salmon chase sets up what he believes should be -- -- save the base for future reconstruction of the south.
All I'm very general by the name of ruthless -- and who have hired the former slaves who work on plantations -- get -- to -- -- -- -- The other enough money.
It was to -- this time president Abraham -- -- in order quality emancipation proclamation.
It was wartime mission -- -- picture freedom for all slaves.
-- on January 1 1863.
At about sometime between 1115 and 11:30 that morning.
They will read these preliminary emancipation.
Here at port -- Some people claim this -- the first official reading so -- it's me.
The emancipation proclamation -- it means slave Buford county to want to fight for the federal government.
It's here in port world in many historians -- the first black -- possible.
They will serve on raids along the coast -- one of the primary -- was go and do.
Really destroy any evidence of slave -- -- open up land for possible settlements.
By the former slaves.
Through the port royal experiment the -- who'll now call the -- -- sport.
Located at sea island it was one of the first rules freed slaves.
Today's senate house but -- from -- of proposals artifacts looted shirt sleeves in their quest for -- Despite their freedom doctor Weiss says the proclamation would that be enough to security and liberty that's why there's.
Something else -- -- -- Patrick reformation is just that it is a war document.
What's the wars over it no longer holds any water you need the thirteenth amendment could make emancipation proclamation.
Federal law for folks like smalls he says he's just happy to -- -- -- the -- It made me feel proud to know that.
All of these years.
We have really -- -- that -- -- The moment.
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