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From freed +‎ person.


freedperson (plural freedpersons or freedpeople)

  1. A person who has been released from a condition of slavery.
    • 2001, John C. Inscoe, “Introduction”, in Appalachians and Race: The Mountain South from Slavery to Segregation, page 7:
      Like David Williams earlier, Smith looks at gold-rich Lumpkin County and tells the story of how a second generation of this unique group of freedpeople worked closely with the local white elites to obtain property, resources, and teachers to establish schools.

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