DC Emancipation Commemoration Lecture Program

Last Date:

1411 W Street, SE
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Presented by the National Park Service in cooperation with DC Reading Is Fundamental, Inc.

In honour of

  • 151st Anniversary of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act (April 16, 1862)
  • 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War (2011-2015)
  • 206th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in the British Empire (March 25, 1807)

Remembering those victims of the slave trade and slavery; who advocated for and abolished slavery; who fought for freedom in the US Civil War Union forces; and enslaved persons freed.

Featuring Historian of the African Diaspora CR Gibbs, author of  "Black, Copper, & Bright: The District of Columbia's Black Civil War Regiment"

Lecture:  Freedom and the Fighting 1st: Emancipation and The 1st District Colored Infantry Regiment

Free and open to the public
Braden Paynter
(202) 426-5961