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emancipation

the collective freeing of a slave population in specific countries or colonial territories. The word is of Latin origin, meaning ‘to transfer ownership’. The freeing of slave populations in the Western hemisphere has usually been by issue of a legal decree, i.e. an ‘emancipation proclamation’. Britain abolished slavery in its empire in 1833, while in the US an emancipation proclamation was issued in 1862, but did not take effect until 1865, at the end of the Civil War.
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The second dominant issue was whether a parent or tutor should be permitted to emancipate a minor by notarial act.
This article draws from a fountain of postmodern-critical work and attempts to be non-tautological insofar as it makes a clarion call for reform and work to be done to emancipate and to enlighten certain populations, in particular minorities.
Now, 20,000 to 25,000 children emancipate out of foster care at 18 years of age every year across the nation, and they're left with no support--no medical, no dental, no stipend.
This did not emancipate the slaves, however, and the abolitionists knew that they had to proceed by degrees, which they did over the next thirty years.
Of all those who labored on their behalf, Harriet Tubman was remarkable--not only because of her decision to emancipate herself or because she defied commonly held stereotypes regarding women and African Americans, but because she risked her own safety repeatedly to bring others to freedom.
I don't know," admits one top attorney, "but if I were to go to the parents and tell them about her desire to emancipate, a very good case could be made that I violated my obligations of confidentiality to my client.
Twenty-six fatwas issued during 1999 were described by the UN Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance as an attempt 'to stifle any efforts to emancipate women'.