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When Freedom Came

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8
Page count: 21



Appeared in

Long Journey Home: Stories from Black History

Story Summary

A beautifully told story of the elation and bewilderment among the slaves on one plantation the day they learned they were free. Especially poignant is the story of one slave who sets out to find his wife who was sold years before only to find her remarried.