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DC Emancipation Act

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. EDT

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In 1862, the DC Emancipation Act freed enslaved persons in the District of Columbia. Damani Davis, archivist, discusses petitions filed by owners and slaves under the Act.
Video | Presentation Slides | Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Handout 3

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