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When She Was 3 Years Old, This Piece Of Paper Saved Her Life

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You are looking at Mrs. Sally Fickland, who in 1947 is looking at the actual Emancipation Proclamation, which was signed when she was three years old … and a slave.

In September 2012, this document turns 150 years old. Look at it — it’s old enough that the penmanship looks quaint, but it’s recent enough that any of us can read it.  

Read more: http://upworthy.com/when-she-was-3-years-old-this-piece-of-paper-saved-her-life

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