And of the Independence of the United States of America the eighty-seventh.

from Abraham Lincoln – The Emancipation Proclamation on Rap Genius


The U.S. officially declared Independence from the British Crown in 1776, 87 years before The Emancipation Proclamation was, well, proclaimed.

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