Emancipation Kickoff

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Mayor Vincent Gray Announces Emancipation Events

Wed, March 28  1 pm

African American Civil War Museum

1925 Vermont Avenue, NW

The Mayor will announce the kickoff of Emancipation Day year-long activities and events to celebrate the sesquicentennial commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act that freed 3,100 enslaved persons in the District of Columbia. The announcement will highlight commemoration of Emancipation Day with a wide variety of activities hosted by the District government and its partners.

Find information about this event and others throughout the year on the Emancipation website

Office of the Secretary
Email: os.dc.gov
(202) 727-6306