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Triumph of Freedom: DC Emancipation Day

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This DC Emancipation Commemoration Lecture Program presented by the National Park Service in collaboration with the Office of Councilmember VIncent Orange and DC Reading is Fundamental, Inc., features historian of the African diaspora,  C.R. Gibbs.  The lecture program, with a documentary film, remembers those who advocated for and abolished slavery; who fought for freedom in the U.S. Civil War Union Forces; and enslaved persons freed.  Tours of the Frederick Douglass home will follow the 2 -hour program.


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