DC Emancipation Day Commemoration Lecture Program
Presented by the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site and DC Reading Is Fundamental, Inc.
Featuring Historian CR Gibbs, presenting "Twelve Years A Slave: Solomon Northrup's Washington."
The presentation will trace the kidnapping of Northrup in Washington, DC and his return to the city to seek justice.
It will include a portrait of slave life in the Washington, DC area in the 1840's and 1850's, and the District of Columbia's Emancipation.