African American Lives 2 -- Hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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In what year was this freedmen roll application submitted?
a) 1903 b) 1890 c) 1898 d) 1926

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Major corporate funding for African American Lives 2 and its outreach initiatives is provided by The Coca-Cola Company and Johnson & Johnson. Additional corporate funding is provided by Buick.
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