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Sunday 16 April 2017

Emancipation Day in District of Columbia

Emancipation Day Celebrations April 16. Sketch of the celebration of the Abolition of Slavery in DC.
On that day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia. The Act freed about 3,100 enslaved persons in the District of Columbia nine months before President Lincoln issued his broader Emancipation Proclamation. The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act represents the only example of compensation by the federal government to former owners of emancipated slaves.
Source: dc.gov
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Quotes & Wishes - A necessary preliminary A necessary preliminary

A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind.
John Maynard Keynes
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Emancipation came to the colored race in America as a war measure. It was an act of military necessity. Manifestly it would have come without war, in the slower process of humanitarian reform and social enlightenment.
Wendell Willkie
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Quotes & Wishes - Almost two years later Almost two years later

The Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, was put into effect on January 1, 1863, but news of the Proclamation and enforcement did not reach Texas until after the end of the Civil War almost two years later.
Corrine Brown
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Freedom is an expensive gift always worth fighting for. Even if it costs us!
Marck E. Estemil
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Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.
Mortimer Adler
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