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Sketch of the celebration of the Abolition of Slavery in DC. Provided by the Moorland Spingarn Research Center

Youth Budget Town Hall Meeting

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Come to the town hall to learn from Mayor Gray and members of his administration what is in the budget for children and youth birth to age 24.

Get prepared by taking a look at the FY 2015 proposed budget, online at budget.dc.gov. Check back soon because the annual Children's Budget Report will posted there.

If you require translation or an interpreter, please call 202.442.8150.

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Emancipation

What is Emancipation Day?

The DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862 ended slavery in Washington, DC, freed 3,100 individuals, reimbursed those who had legally owned them and offered the newly freed women and men money to emigrate. It is this legislation, and the courage and struggle of those who fought to make it a reality, that we commemorate every April 16, DC Emancipation Day.

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