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DC Emancipation Day


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2021-09-26 14:00 2021-09-26 20:30 Europe/London DC Emancipation Day

Parade, Concert & Fireworks 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.

10th St NW & Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20530, USA

Parade, Concert & Fireworks

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.