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Beginning of American Rule Photo:[Map]
Mobs stormed the streets attacking blacks. Photo:[BCC]

Slavery 1776-1827 (Bonny Lin)
The United States gained freedom from Great Britain. Unfortunately, most slaves and blacks did not enjoy many of these freedoms.

Gradual Emancipation (Kenny Li)
Before Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, New York, as well as many other northern states, slowly abolished slavery on its own.

Blacks and Irish Immigrants: 1840 to 1860 (Hao Jin)
The fight and racial tension between the Blacks and Irish: two of the lowest classes in New York in the mid-19th century.

The Draft Riots, Black Victimization, and Black Flight 1863 (Zainab Aslam)
One of the largest civil insurrections in the United States spelled trouble for Blacks in New York.

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