Search Tags: Emancipation Day
On the eve of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln signing the Compensated Emancipation Act, which freed slaves in Washington, D.C., a celebration was held at his cottage.
D.C.'s Emancipation Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. Monday at Freedom Plaza.
Regular rush-hour restrictions will be enforced by the D.C. Department of Transportation on Emancipation Day.
Tags: emancipation day
Five stories to keep you informed and get you going.
President Lincoln's Cottage is hosting a celebration of the 150th anniversary of District of Columbia Emancipation Day to mark the day slaves were freed in the nation's capital.
Monday is Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia, and the holiday is significant for reasons other than inadvertently pushing back the tax filing deadline.
The deadline to file taxes has been pushed to April 17 because the normal deadline, April 15, falls on a Sunday, and Monday is a holiday in D.C.