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