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By Ben Watson, LifeNews, June 19, 2024

LifeNews Note: Benjamin Watson is a former NFL player, author and VP of Strategic Relationships for Human Coalition, a national pro-life organization. His new book, The New Fight for Life: Roe, Race and a Pro-Life Commitment to Justice, will be released in June. This column originally appeared at Daily Signal.

Washington, DCAt the height of the Civil War, enslaved men, women, and children sat together in Watch Night services all over America as they eagerly waited for Lincoln’s measure, the Emancipation Proclamation, to go into effect on Jan. 1, 1863. Along with the enslaved were free blacks and abolitionists intent on grasping the freedom they had collectively envisioned and relentlessly pursued through their advocacy, sermons, speeches, and courageous escapes.

They had little idea what their futures held, but the imminent realization of their human dignity in the land of their birth could not wait. …

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