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D.C. courts celebrating Law Day with lecture

Wednesday - 5/1/2013, 7:31am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Courts in the District of Columbia are holding a lecture to celebrate Law Day.

Law Day is celebrated nationwide on Wednesday. This year in particular marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. To celebrate, Hari Jones of the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum will be giving a lecture Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the statue of Abraham Lincoln by the D.C. Court of Appeals. Jones' lecture is titled "True Patriotism: Lincoln's Legal Loyal League."

D.C. Superior Court Chief Judge Lee Satterfield and D.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Eric Washington plan to attend the talk.

The white marble statue of Lincoln was initially unveiled in 1868, three years after his death.

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