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Emancipation Day 2019

Come celebrate with us at the 2019 DC Emancipation Day parade, concert and fireworks.
 

Saturday, April 13, 2019
 

Participant registration for the 2019 DC Emancipation Day Parade is now open.

Register your group or organization here.

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.

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