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Georgetown University Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Emancipation of the District of Columbia

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In conjunction with the District of Columbia, Georgetown University presents a program  commemorating the Sesquicentennial  (150th) Anniversary of President Lincoln's signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act of April 16, 1862, which freed 3,100 enslaved persons in the District of Columbia nine months before Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

Presenters include:

Maurice Jackson, PhD., Associate Professor
The Meaning of the Emancipation in the Nation's Capital: 1862 and 2012


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