DC Celebrates Emancipation


Subject:
Black Resources , Slavery, Abolition, & Emancipation

Description:
Information about Emancipation Day (April 16), which has been an official public holiday in Washington, DC since 2005. On that day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act. The site features a history of DC emancipation, and a schedule of events. From the government of Washington, DC.

Publisher:
Government of the District of Columbia

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.os.dc.gov/os/cwp/view,a,1207,q,608954.asp


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