The Struggle for Freedom, Liberty, Justice, and Equality
In observance of the 150th anniversary of D.C. emancipation, this panel will focus on slavery, abolition, emancipation, and Senator Henry Wilson, the author of the D.C. Compensated Emancipation Act which freed 3,100 enslaved persons. The panelists will discuss colonization after emancipation; Lincoln and the movement for black resettlement; patriotism and Africa-American service in the Civil War; and the globalization of cheap labor markets in Africa. Moderated by John Franklin, Director of Partnerships and International Programs, National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), panelists include Phillip W. Magness, Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University; Roger Davidson, Professor of History, Coppin State University; Andrew Zimmerman, Professor of History, George Washington University; and C.R. Gibbs, Public Historian. Presented in partnership with the D.C. City Government and NMAAHC.