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Emancipation Day Parade

Emancipation Day festivities will be held on April 8, 2017.

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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.

Upcoming Events

Apr 8 2017 - 13:00
Apr 8 2017 - 19:00
Apr 8 2017 - 21:00

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John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 419, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 727-6306

Lecture: Before Emancipation: Slavery and Freedom in the District of Columbia, 1790 - 1862

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Author, scholar, lecturer and historian of the African Diaspora C.R. Gibbs will present a lecture entitled “Before Emancipation: Slavery and Freedom in the District of Columbia, 1790 - 1862."


 

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