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The Struggle for Freedom, Liberty, Justice, and Equality

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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.


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