Photo by rjs1322 Good morning, D.C., and a happy Emancipation Day to you. The District of Columbia celebrates the date when Abraham Lincoln freed over 3,000 Washington, D.C. slaves by shutting down most of the city government. WTOP has a rundown of all the changes, which include no weekday residential parking restrictions (that's why 16th Street was more of a mess than usual this morning), free parking meters all day, no DMV services, and no trash collection.
Good morning on this 150th anniversary of the emancipation of the District’s last 3,100 slaves. Shortly, thousands will march down Pennsylvania Avenue NW in a celebratory parade, with festivities to follow at Freedom Plaza. Also not... Read Post
Photo by Gettysburg College Civil War Era Studies On Friday, the District of Columbia celebrates Emancipation Day, commemorating the date in 1862 when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act -- an act which... Read Post