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Emancipation Day 2012
[DMV NEWS/VIDEO] TODAY IS EMANCIPATION DAY IN DC: A DAY OFF TO CELEBRATE FREEING THE PEOPLE
Apr 16, 2012
Today, the District of Columbia is observing D.C. Emancipation Day, the day in 1862 that President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act, ending slavery in the nation’s capital.