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LOOK: Emancipation Day Parade Goes On, With Heightened Security

Posted 04.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The D.C. Emancipation Day Parade began at 11 a.m. to a modest and heavily-policed crowd. Early Emancipation Day parade crowd is spar...

'Heightened Security' In D.C. After Boston Explosions

Posted 04.16.2013 | DC

D.C. police spokesperson Officer Paul Metcalf tells The Huffington Post that the Metropolitan Police Department is "at a heightened level of security"...

PHOTOS: D.C.'s Emancipation Day Parade

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- As temperatures went into the mid 80s on Monday, many District of Columbia residents gathered to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Abra...

Emancipation Day 2012: What Frederick Douglass Would Think of Ward 8's 21st-Century Troubles

Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.16.2012 | DC
Chris Gentilviso

To understand the importance of Washington D.C. Emancipation Day, look no further than the story of those who thought this event would never happen.