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A man who has been freed from slavery.
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n, pl -men
a man who has been freed from slavery
ˈfreedˌwoman fem n
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(ˈfrid mən)

n., pl. -men.
a person who has been freed from slavery.
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Noun1.freedman - a person who has been freed from slavery
freeman, freewoman - a person who is not a serf or a slave
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n pl <-men> → befreiter or freigelassener Sklave
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Brian, I discovered during this trip, was a free African American man whose property stood on the ground one mile from where the left flank of the Confederate forces attacking the Union lines during Pickett's Charge began their assault on July 3,1863.
"Children of the Past" examines cave-roaming kids in Western Europe in 18,000 BCE; hunter-gatherer kids in Europe in 6,000 BCE; Iroquois kids in North America in 1,000 CE; colonial kids in Jamestown, Virginia, in the early 1600s; and free African American kids in Fort Mose, Florida, in the mid-1700s.
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This dissertation is a study of free African American politics, in the cities of Baltimore and Philadelphia, between 1817 and 1863.
In many cases, such as the Irish, immigrants worked hard to be seen as white, to distinguish themselves from free African American workers.
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Unfortunately, autobiographies, sermons, and biblical commentary, which can all express religious faith, are rare for the first several decades of all free African American communities, Northern as well as Southern.
Bogger relies heavily on federal censuses and local records to craft a meticulous demographic reconstruction of the free African American population in Norfolk from 1790 through 1860, identifying already-familiar national patterns in his analysis of the localized historical record: the decline in manumissions as the nineteenth century progressed; the persistence of self-purchase throughout the period; the surplus of free women over free men within the Norfolk population.
Horizons Marketing International promotes a free African American & Caribbean activity line (954-527-5600, then press 19).
Poe was probably partly inspired by Irving's comic Wolfert Webber, in which a similar team of a somewhat mysterious wonder-worker, a stolid man, and an old free African American search for treasure on Manhattan Island.
Enslaved and impoverished black women were more limited in their grooming choices than free African American women because they did not have access to or could not afford to purchase skincare products or services.