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U.S. Archives To Display Emancipation Proclamation

The National Archives is placing the original Emancipation Proclamation on display in Washington to mark Black History Month.

02/05/2014

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Researcher: Slaves Quarried Stone For Smithsonian

New research has found that the red sandstone for one of the oldest buildings on the National Mall, the Smithsonian Castle, was quarried by slaves.

12/13/2012

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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.

04/15/2011

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