Freedmen's Bureau

[ freed-menz byoor-oh ]
/ ˈfrid mɛnz ˌbyʊər oʊ /

noun U.S. History.

an agency of the War Department set up in 1865 to assist formerly enslaved people, freed from slavery by emancipation, in obtaining relief, land, jobs, fair treatment, and education.

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