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Arnold Krekel, German Abolitionist

n January 11, 1865, Arnold Krekel, serving as the elected President of the Missouri Constitutional Convention signed Missouri’s Emancipation Proclamation thereby ending the enslavement of all African American’s in Missouri.

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German Abolitionists

Legal freedom for all African Americans slaves in Missouri came by action of a state convention meeting in the Mercantile Library Hall in St. Louis. The convention convened on January 6, 1865 with German immigrant and abolitionist Judge Arnold Krekel serving as President.

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