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DC Emancipation Day and the Emancipation Proclamation

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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In celebration of DC Emancipation Day, join us for a discussion of both the DC Emancipation Act and the Emancipation Proclamation. Moderated by Howard University Professor Edna Greene Medford, panelists include Bowie State University Professor Roger Davidson, historian and author C. R. Gibbs, and Howard University Professor Elizabeth Clark-Lewis.  

The Emancipation Proclamation and the DC Compensated Emancipation Act will be on special display between 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. 

Special performances by the Artists Group Chorale of Washington will take place during the documents display and to begin the program in the theater.

Reservations are recommended but not required. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Presented in partnership with the Government of the District of Columbia.



All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.