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.
Today is the 150th anniversary of a document that profoundly changed the Union’s mission in the Civil War. The Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation — which declared Jan. 1, 1863 the date when African Americans held as slaves in any... 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