Maryland Celebrates Emancipation Day
Maryland was never fully controlled by Republicans, but we were able to abolish slavery here after the Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, abolished it in most of the country with the Emancipation Proclamation - which didn't apply to Maryland. The vote was for a new Maryland Constitution that included abolishing slavery, and it hinged on the votes of our men fighting for the Union in the Civil War. Remember back then it was only white men voting. It passed after their votes cast on the battlefield were counted.
Take time Wednesday to remember Maryland Emancipation Day!