Emancipation Proclamation

Saturday, November 1, 2014Today is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Also, the Maryland Zoo has planned a fun event called the Zoo Zoom.
Md. Battlefields Mark Emancipation AnniversaryThe National Park Service is holding events at two Civil War battlefields to mark the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in Maryland.
Maryland Marks 150 Years Since End Of SlaveryMaryland is celebrating the 150th anniversary marking the end of slavery in the state, a milestone that came after the Emancipation Proclamation.
U.S. Archives To Display Emancipation ProclamationThe National Archives is placing the original Emancipation Proclamation on display in Washington to mark Black History Month.
Gettysburg National Park Grants KKK Event PermitThe Ku Klux Klan has been granted a permit to hold an event at Gettysburg National Military Park.
First Black Union Soldiers Remembered In D.C. ExhibitMonths after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed 150 years ago, the first unit of black Northern soldiers was organized as the 54th Massachusetts Regiment and went on to fight at Fort Wagner in South Carolina during the Civil War.
Lincoln Eatery Donates Funds To Lincoln's CottageTo celebrate D.C. Emancipation Day, Washington's Lincoln restaurant is donating a portion of its sales to support President Lincoln's cottage.
Watch Nights Mark Emancipation Proclamation 150thAs New Year's Day approached 150 years ago, all eyes were on President Abraham Lincoln in expectation of what he warned 100 days earlier would be coming -- his final proclamation declaring all slaves in states rebelling against the Union to be "forever free."
Lincoln's Cottage Displays Copy Of Emancipation ProclamationPresident Lincoln's Cottage is displaying a rare, signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation to mark the 150th anniversary of the order to freeing slaves during the Civil War.
Antietam Battle So Big, There Are 2 Re-EnactmentsThe Civil War Battle of Antietam was so big, they're re-enacting it twice. And nearly 8,000 re-enactors had to make a choice: strictly regimented realism or bombastic spectacle?
Lincoln's Cottage In D.C. Tackles Modern SlaveryThe house where President Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation some 150 years ago is confronting the reality that more people are held in modern-day slavery than at the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
D.C. Government Closed In Honor Of Emancipation DayDistrict government offices and schools are closed in observance of Emancipation Day.
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