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A man who has been freed from slavery.


n, pl -men
a man who has been freed from slavery
ˈfreedˌwoman fem n


(ˈfrid mən)

n., pl. -men.
a person who has been freed from slavery.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.freedman - a person who has been freed from slavery
freeman, freewoman - a person who is not a serf or a slave


n pl <-men> → befreiter or freigelassener Sklave
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The organisation, which arose after the America's Civil War as a way to terrorise the recently freed slaves, has been known to target anyone who was not White or Christian.
soldiers, Mexicans, freed slaves, and other cowboys.
Remaining chapters focus on the narratives themselves, selecting and commenting upon records that shed light upon a number of topics: slave perception of battles, acts of resistance and loyalty, involvement with either side's military, the day Union forces arrived, perceptions of the major figures in the war, and finally the unfolding of emancipation and what happened to freed slaves afterward.
Apart from Yousafzai, the other five winners of the award are son of freed slaves who works to eradicate slavery Biram Dah Abeid of Mauritania, campaigner from Kosovo for the rights of short statured people Hiljmnijeta Apuk, President emeritus of the World Federation of the Deaf Liisa Kauppinen.
Rhodri Giggs, 35, qualifies to play for the West African country through his grandfather, who hails from the former British colony that was founded as a home for freed slaves.
The event is hosted by the Penn Center, a museum and cultural center situated on the site of the first school for freed slaves and established during the Civil War by Pennsylvania Quaker missionaries.
The National Rifle Association was started, founded by, religious leaders who wanted to protect freed slaves from the Ku Klux Klan.
If you see the movie Lincoln, you get a much fuller picture of the contingency of emancipation, and of the difficulty of passing the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery completely--but why didn't Lincoln and the Congress think to address at the same time the obvious question of what status the freed slaves would have after that?
Gabe walks with a group of freed slaves across Alabama and farther in search of Rosie Lee, his Mama.
After the war he is outraged when freed slaves are brought back into bondage through the demeaning practice of sharecropping that continues to give the white landowners a source of cheap labor.
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Abraham Lincoln had told freed slaves that they should found a colony in Latin America, and also urged Britain's help in proving land to these slaves in British Honduras, now Belize, a new book has claimed.
Both Kenya and Tanzania once had Freretowns which were set up to house freed slaves in places where they could find work.