National Freedom Day: Beyond the Thirteenth Amendment

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February 1 marks National Freedom Day, honoring the signing of the resolution that later became the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery.

According to the NAACP, African Americans are incarcerated at more than five times the rate of White Americans, which some say is a result of racial profiling and targeting by police..

Joining Currents News to discuss civil rights in the context of National Freedom Day is Father Daniel Kingsley of St. Martin de Porres Church in Brooklyn.