Citizens of the United States!
August 1st, 1868
~ According to the 14th amendment, anyone born in the United States is now considered to be a U.S. citizen, and they are now protected by the U.S. rights.
~ This way, all colored people born in the United States are officially protected by the 13th amendment, and nobody can question anyone's right to be free.
~ Now, the only way anyone can be deprived of their rights is if they go through the due process of the law.