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JOIN US FOR
D C EMANCIPATION D A Y !
PARADE DOWN PENNSYLVANIA
ENJOY A FULL DAY OF FOOD, FUN AND FESTIVITIES!
PARADE FROM 4TH ST & PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW TO FREEDOM PLAZA
C ON CE R T
@ FR EEDOM PLAZA
9:15PM SELMA SCREENING
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DC EMANCIPATION DAY
MAYOR MURIEL BOWSER
This April 16th is the 153rd anniversary of the Emancipation of more than 3000 slaves in Washington, DC.
This year also marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s assassination and the sesquicentennial
anniversary of the end of the Civil War. To that end, the Office of the Secretary and Ford Theater will host
a series of activities beginning April 8th, leading up to Emancipation Day. Activities planned by the Office
of the Secretary are in partnership with DC Archives, African American Civil War Memorial & Museum, and
George Washington University:
CITYWIDE DAYS OF REFLECTION AND EDUCATION:
DC ARCHIVES LECTURE SERIES, GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY FORUM AND DC PUBLIC SCHOOL PROGRAM
April 8, 2015 – DCRA program with Kristina Savoy - The Irony of Selma: the Unique Linkage between Slavery & the Civil Rights
Movement; and Mother Zein – A Historical interpretation of Sojourner Truth
Loctation: 1100 4TH St, SW at 12 to 1pm
April 10, 2015 – Cardozo High School Assembly Program – Emancipation Day programming and Taxation Without Representation programming presented to students, planned and presented by Cardozo High School Social Studies teachers
Loctation: Cardoza HS at 10am
April 11, 2015 – Loretta Carter Hanes and Peter Hanes Wreath Laying Ceremony at the African American Civil War Memorial &
Loctation: Vermont Avenue & U St, NW at 11am
April 13, 2015 – 15th Street Presbyterian Church program Ecumenical program with Rev. Rodney A. Teal, Esq.
Loctation: 1701 15th St, NW at 6:30 – 8:30pm
April 14, 2015 – OTR program with Kristina Savoy - Part II: The Irony of Selma
Loctation: 1101 4th St, SW at 1 to 2pm
April 14, 2015 – University Forum at School Without Walls, George Washington University
Topic: “153 Years Late: Where Are We After Emancipation Compensation” – Lecture & Panel Discussion 3:30 – 5:30,
Reception 5:30 – 6:30.
• Lecture by Dr. Maurice Jackson, Professor of History at Georgetown University
• Panel Discussion:
• Panelist – Dr. Natalie Hopkinson, Professor of History at Howard University
• Panelist – George Washington University Student TBD
• Panelist – School Without Walls Student
• Moderator – Dr. Bernard Demczuk, Teacher, School Without Walls
April 15, 2015 – Vermont Avenue Baptist Church program with Professor Herbert Smith from NOVA - Jazz and Gospel Music and
the struggle for freedom, justice and equality
Loctation: 1630 Vermont Ave., NW at 7 – 8:30pm
April 15, 2015 – George Washington Univ. Africana Studies Program presents - Frederick Douglass’s Tales of Abraham Lincoln
featuring Robert S. Levine, Professor of English, the Univ. of Md.
Loctation: The City View Room, 1957 E St, NW at 6 – 7:30pm
April 16, 2015 – Smithsonian National Museum for African American History and Culture, The National Archives and the DC
Office of Public Records presents program about the Black Life in the District in the 19th Century, Moderator Maurice Jackson,
with Professors Elizabeth Clark Lewis form Howard Univ., and George Musgrove, George Mason Univ.
Loctation: National Archives at 7th & Constitution Ave., NW at 6:30 – 8pm
April 16, 2015 – Candlelight Vigil at African American Civil War Memorial & Museum - Reading of the Names of the 3100
enslaved persons freed by the Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862, & a film by Marvin Jones showing of his film on Dunbar
High School – and the legacy of the those former enslaved persons in the District
Loctation: Vermont Ave. & U St., NW at 6pm
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