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When She Was 3 Years Old, This Piece Of Paper Saved Her Life

You are looking at Mrs. Sally Fickland, who in 1947 is looking at the actual Emancipation Proclamation, which was signed when she was three years old ... and a slave. In September 2012, this document turns 150 years old. Look at it — it's old enough that the penmanship looks quaint, but it's recent enough that any of us can read it.

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