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22 August 1829 – Third entry

Written 191 years ago, this is the journal of William M. Campbell. This is also the story of Archer Alexander, an enslaved man born in Lexington, Virginia, who was taken to Missouri in 1829 and who is with President Lincoln on the Emancipation Monument in Washington, D.C. today. Campbellā€™s journal is being shared so that we may hear all the voices, including those whose voices were not shared originally.

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