A lot of smaller holidays go by unnoticed. But the Constitution Daily isn’t about to let the nation sit by and forget about National Freedom Day.
It was on this day in 1865 that President Abraham Lincoln signed a joint congressional resolution proposing the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery in the United States.
It took the better part of a year to actually get the task, and Lincoln had been assassinated by then, but the significance of the date hasn’t gone unnoticed.
National Freedom Day was made official in 1948.