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Lecture seriesat Raleigh's Mordecai House will honor emancipation

AUG 5, 2015

For a long time, the Mordecai family of Raleigh ran one of the largest plantations in the South.

In 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves, the Mordecai plantation got smaller, as did most plantations at the time.

Raleigh’s parks and recreation department will examine that shift with a series of lectures at the Mordecai House to mark the 150th anniversary of emancipation.


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