What is a name given to a former slaves?

They were called freedmen. freedman |ˈfrēdmən; -ˌman| noun ( pl. -men) historical an emancipated slave. (From diccionary) emancipate |iˈmansəˌpāt| verb [ trans. ] set free, esp. from legal, social, or political restrictions • free from slavery : it is estimated that he emancipated 8,000 slaves.