One Hundred Years: From the Emancipation Proclamation to the March on Washington
700 Constitution Avenue, NW at the 7th St, NW Special Events Entrance
William G. McGowan Theater (Entrance from Constitution Ave.)
Explore the journey from slavery to freedom between the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and the 1963 March on Washington. The panelists will discuss the Emancipation Proclamation, and the continuing struggle for freedom, justice, and equality during Reconstruction, as well as the Tilden-Hayes Compromise and Jim Crow laws. John Franklin of the National Museum of African American History and Culture will moderate a panel including C. R. Gibbs, public historian, scholar, and author; Clarence Lusane, professor of political science, American University; Roger Davidson, professor of history, Coppin State University; and Frank Smith, Director of the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum. Presented in partnership with the D.C. City Government and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.