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Wed, 07.02.1777

Vermont Abolishes American Slavery

On this date in 1777, Vermont abolished slavery.

Vermont was an independent sovereign country that year and did not join the United States of America until 1791.

Vermont was the first country in the colonial era to abolish that practice.

Reference:

NMAAHC.si.edu

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