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.
View Photo Gallery — Crowds gathered in Washington last year to celebrate the 151st anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the D.C. Compensated Emancipation Act, which freed District slaves. Wednesday’s Emancipation Day parade ... Read Post
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