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Lights of Freedom Ceremony

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On Thursday, April 16, DC Emancipation Day, DC residents will join with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, the National Park Service and Washington Parks & People to light 2,000 candle luminaries in honor of thousands of African Americans who were buried in what is now Adams Morgan after they gained their freedom during the U.S. Civil War. Each illuminated candle will be a tribute to the people who were buried in the cemetery.

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