Emancipation Day

Lily Slambreta

D.C. Emancipation Day Parade Goes On As Planned

The District of Columbia’s Emancipation Day parade went on as planned a day after two bombs exploded in Boston near the finish line of the city’s marathon.


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Lincoln Eatery Donates Funds To Lincoln’s Cottage

To celebrate D.C. Emancipation Day, Washington’s Lincoln restaurant is donating a portion of its sales to support President Lincoln’s cottage.


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D.C. Residents Protest On Emancipation Day

Dozens of people are using the anniversary of the day President Abraham Lincoln freed slaves in Washington to call for more independence for the city, and three have been arrested.


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D.C. Government Closed In Honor Of Emancipation Day

District government offices and schools are closed in observance of Emancipation Day.