PRESIDENT HARRY TRUMAN SIGNED THE BILL, proclaiming Feb. 1 as National Freedom Day in 1948. — Today is a day to let freedom ring because it's officially National Freedom Day.
Feb. 1, 1865, is the day President Lincoln signed the 13th amendment, outlawing slavery in the United States.
A former slave in Philadelphia named Richard Robert Wright Sr. pushed for the creation of National Freedom Day to celebrate.
President Harry Truman signed the bill proclaiming Feb. 1 as National Freedom Day in 1948.