Westminster Presbyterian Church in Southwest DC Presents: Remember the Pearl, Commemorating the Historic Escape for Freedom by Enslaved Persons in 1848 From the Southwest Waterfront with C.R. Gibbs & Dawne Young, Edmonson Descendant https://westminsterdc.org/remember-the-pearl
From April 16 – 18th, you can visit the memorial site at the SW Duck Pond at 6th & I Streets, SW.
On April 15, 1848, 77 enslaved people together climbed aboard the Pearl, a schooner docked in Southwest DC, hoping to sail to freedom. Theirs was the largest nonviolent escape attempt by people in slavery in United States history on record