Freedmen
Freedman Freed"man, n.; pl. {Freedmen}. A man who has been a slave, and has been set free. [1913 Webster]

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  • freedmen — In the Roman Empire freemen were those born free, as distinct from freedmen who had been liberated from slavery and whose civil rights were restricted (cf. 1 Cor. 7:22). Paul declared that such distinctions no longer obtained in the Church of… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • freedmen — freed·man || frɪːdmÉ™n n. slave who has been given his freedom …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Freedmen's Bureau — U.S. Hist. an agency of the War Department set up in 1865 to assist freed slaves in obtaining relief, land, jobs, fair treatment, and education. * * * (1865–72) U.S. agency established during Reconstruction to help freed slaves in their… …   Universalium

  • Freedmen's town — A freedman s town, in the United States, refers to communities built by former slaves (freedman) emancipated during the American Civil War.The Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment brought 4 million people out of slavery in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Freedmen's Bureau Bill — The Freedmen s Bureau Bill was the legislative authorization for the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands that had been set up by Abraham Lincoln in 1865 as part of the Army. The bill was passed by Congress on 19 Feb. 1866 but vetoed… …   Wikipedia

  • Freedmen's Bureau — U.S. Hist. an agency of the War Department set up in 1865 to assist freed slaves in obtaining relief, land, jobs, fair treatment, and education …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cherokee freedmen controversy — A Cherokee Nation political advertisement (2007) The Cherokee Freedmen Controversy is an ongoing political and tribal dispute between the Cherokee Nation of …   Wikipedia

  • Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands — The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (usually referred to as the Freedmen s Bureau) was a U.S. federal government agency that aided distressed refugees of the American Civil War. The Freedmen s Bureau Bill, which created the… …   Wikipedia

  • Creek Freedmen — are African American people who were former slaves of Muscogee Creek tribal members before 1866; they were freed (emancipated) by the 1866 treaty with the United States and granted citizenship in the Creek Nation. The Creek Freedmen had lived and …   Wikipedia

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