manumission manumission

Definition(s):

  • (n) the formal act of freeing from slavery

Usage(s):

  • Despite his critical actions, Armistead had to petition the Virginia legislature for manumission.

News

  • ‘Emancipation Commemoration’ set for Sept. 7

    The public is invited to an “Emancipation Commemoration” on Saturday, September 7, to remember Robert Carter III’s 1791 Deed of Manumission, and to honor the lives of those set free.
    on August 28, 2013     Source: Southside Sentinel

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