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African American Civil War Museum Annual D.C. Emancipation Day Commemoration

DC Emancipation Commemoration: Reading of the Names of the First Freed

April 16, 2021, 6pm

Join us for our annual DC Emancipation Commemoration Event. April 16, 1862, Congress passed a compensated emancipation act which allowed 3,100 people to be freed in the District of Columbia. Join us for a reading of these names.

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