DC Emancipation Day Program
Published on Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 11:15am
In 2005, DC Emancipation Day was made an official public holiday in the District of Columbia. In commemoration of this historic event, the DC Public Library will host a lecture presented by Mr. John Muller, author of the highly acclaimed, recent biography on Frederick Douglass entitled, Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia.
Mr. Muller will discuss the abolitionist work of Frederick Douglass, the emancipation of slaves in the District of Columbia and the impact of the Compensated Emancipation Act on the lives of newly freed African Americans in the District of Columbia.
This lecture will take place in the Black Studies Center, Room 310 on April 15, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. For more information about this program, contact the Information Services Department, 202-727-1261.