The Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League in partnership with the District of Columbia Government celebrates 151 Years of the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act and 50 Years of the March on Washington with a seminar, "Anacostia Before and After the Civil War"
Featured presenters are:
Kaleem Umrani, Noted Ward 8 Historian
“Ward 8’s AfricanAmerican community before Emancipation and today. Freedman’s Bureau. Freedman’s Village.”
Hon. Cleophus Miller Jr., (former NFL running back), President General of the UNIAACL, and 5th successor to Marcus Garvey.
“The Impact of Marcus Garvey and the UNIA on Africa and the Americas”
Hon. John W. Jackson UNIAACL 2nd Asst. P.G. & African Union Liaison.
“Status of the AfricanAmerican Community with the African Union 151 Years after Compensated Emancipation”
Nana Farika Fayola Berhane – Accompong/Moore Towne Maroons
“Historic Relationship of the Maroons in Jamaica and the Americas Before and After Emancipation”