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Museum-quality posters made on thick and durable matte paper.

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality • Opacity: 94%

After the US civil war and the enforcement of the emancipation proclamation, America attempted to do the right thing by the newly freed slaves by forming the Freedmen’s Bureau to attend to the needs of the citizens. The Freedmen’s Bureau was an agency established as part of the U.S. War Department by an act of Congress in March 1865. Its principal aim was to provide assistance to the newly emancipated blacks of the South after the Civil War. The lands controlled by the bureau, totaling about 800,000 acres, were originally intended to be distributed to former slaves and to persons of proved loyalty to the Union, in lots not to exceed 40 acres.

40 Acres and a Mule Poster

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