This is a great weekend to be in Washington for history-interested residents and visitors because it is the 150 th anniversary of the compensated emancipation of local slaves and there are many events http://www.culturaltourismdc.org/DCEmancipationDay planned for the occasion. Local emancipation took place about nine months before President Abraham Lincoln issued the better-known Emancipation Proclamation.
Considering recent discussion in the blogosphere regarding compensated emancipation and colonization of freed blacks, I thought I’d offer some thoughts of my own, but based on something that I found over a year ago. While I haven’t ... Read Post
The Battle of Fort Stevens that took place in Washington on July 11 and 12, 1864, has never received much attention. Those involved in commemorating its anniversary this weekend hope to change that. Four days of activities are plann... Read Post