April 16, 2021, 6PM 11AM TIME HAS CHANGED Join us for our annual DC Emancipation Commemoration Event. April 16, 1862, Congress passed a compensated emancipation act which allowed 3,100 people to be freed in the […]
April 16, 2021, 4:30pm Join us and our guest Bernice Bennett to learn how to research the United States Colored Troops pension files.
Apr. 15 | 7:00 PM Join us and our guest Dr. Ida Jones to discuss the work of African American women in the suffrage movement during the early 20th century.
April 16, 2021 – 6:30 PM EST on Zoom Sigma Delta Tau Legal Fraternity (the nation’s oldest and largest fraternity of predominantly African American attorneys, judges and law professors) welcomes Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton for […]
April 16, 2021 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST Presented by the Anacostia Coordinating Council, DC Vote, 51 for 51, Indivisible, League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia, and the ACLU of […]
Produced by NEWorks Productions Our one-hour television special that chronicles the long and complicated journey towards Washington, District of Columbia becoming our 51st state, Washington, Douglass Commonwealth. Featuring Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rep. Steny Hoyer, […]
Friday, April 16, 2021 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm virtual Commemoration Celebrating with a Tribute to Loretta Carter Hanes Sponsors: Friends of DC Emancipation Day in association with Stand Up! for Democracy in DC (Free DC), DC Black History Celebration […]
Come honor and celebrate the ancestors in this sacred burial ground that also served as a stop on the Underground Railroad Join us as we celebrate and learn more about those that were Emancipated on […]
Commemorating the Historic Escape for Freedom by Enslaved Persons in 1848 From the Southwest Waterfront with C.R. Gibbs & Dawne Young, Edmonson Descendant April 15, 2021 – 7:00 PM EST on Zoom Presented by Westminster […]
This panel will explore the path forward in the quest for racial equality, social justice and DC Statehood.