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DC Emancipation Day Commission

The Emancipation Day Commission was established in order to plan and implement programs, projects and activitiies to highlight and profile the history, culture, heritage, customs and traditions of the African-American experience in overcoming the legacy of slavery after the approval of the Compensated Emancipation Act.

Mayor's Order Establishing the District of Columbia Emancipation Commemoration Commission - March 1, 2004 [PDF]

Mayor's Order Re-establishing the Commission - March 7, 2008 [PDF]