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Emancipation Day 2012

Countdown to Emancipation and the End of Slavery in the United States

Alan Singer | Posted 11.14.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

As we prepare to celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation, it is important to remember that some of our most prominent and honored Americans did not believe in human equality and rights for all.

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.

Slaves In D.C. Set Free 150 Years Ago Today

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 04.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This year, the rest of the nation may know Emancipation Day as that day that gives you a little bit more breathing room to file your tax...