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Daemon
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Emancipation Day (Washington, D.C.)

In Washington, DC, April 16th is celebrated as Emancipation Day, commemorating the day in 1862 when President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the District of Columbia Emancipation Act, nine months prior to the Emancipation Proclamation. More than 3,000 slaves were freed under this agreement. Since 2005, the date has been a legal holiday in the District. Events are scheduled throughout the preceding week, and the observance culminates on the 16th in a day of festivities and entertainment, beginning with a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in the morning. More...
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i knew about the underground railroad helping slavery to get to the north but i didn't know G.B. had 1,000,000 slaves
Milica Boghunovich
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Daemon wrote:
Emancipation Day (Washington, D.C.)

In Washington, DC, April 16th is celebrated as Emancipation Day, commemorating the day in 1862 when President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the District of Columbia Emancipation Act, nine months prior to the Emancipation Proclamation. More than 3,000 slaves were freed under this agreement. Since 2005, the date has been a legal holiday in the District. Events are scheduled throughout the preceding week, and the observance culminates on the 16th in a day of festivities and entertainment, beginning with a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in the morning. More...


Happy Emancipation Day!

When are we finally going to emancipate true Pacifists who call for total disarmament and abolition of all military systems in the world?!
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This was the beginning of something wonderful, but sadly there are still numerous problems that must be repaired.
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This was the beginning of something wonderful, but sadly there are still numerous problems that must be repaired.
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Something's wrong here. My homepage blurb talks about Emancipation Day (Washington DC), yet the link opens an article regarding Emancipation Day (Canada) which is celebrated on 1st of August! Eh?
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