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Panel discussion on D.C. emancipation on Monday

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 planned for the occasion. Local emancipation took place about nine months before President Abraham Lincoln issued the better-known Emancipation Proclamation.
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Lincoln on compensated border state emancipation coupled with colonization

History / US History : Cenantua's Blog (3 years ago)

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

Fort Stevens commemorative events planned for this weekend

History / US History : A House Divided (3 days ago)

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

Emancipation Act anniversary: Washington slaves first to be emancipated

History / US History : A House Divided (2 years ago)

On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed legislation for the compensated emancipation of enslaved people living in the District of Columbia. On this 150th anniversary, the District of Columbia Emancipation Act will be cel... Read Post

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