DC Emancipation Day 2014 Kicks Off Sunday – Parade on Wednesday


From an email:

“DC Emancipation Day 2014 is Wednesday, April 16. Emancipation Day activities will kick-off on Sunday, April 13th at the Lincoln Theatre at 6:00 PM with “The Great Debate”. On Wednesday, April 16th, Emancipation Day will begin with an 11:00 AM parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, educational workshops in the John A. Wilson District Building starting at 1:30 PM, a concert on Freedom Plaza featuring Doug E. Fresh, Black Alley band, DJ Kool, Arrested Development, Talib Kweli, and Raheem DeVaugh starting at 4:00 PM, followed by an 8:30 PM fireworks show.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information on DC Emancipation Day 2014, please visit www.emancipationdc.com.”

12 Comment

  • Because when I think of experts who will bring a lot to a debate on education, employment, and anti-violence, I immediately think of Doug E Fresh, MC Hammer, and Toni Blackman.

    • If it’s not your speed, then don’t go. No one will miss you.

      • I think that you missed the point of the comment. If you are looking for a meaningful discussion of what affects the community, get experts. If you want to draw a crowd looking to ask about past musical careers, get this group.

        • How are you so sure that they won’t have meaningful or insightful things to say? We all have something to contribute, not just people who are considered “experts”. Go fly a kite.

  • You have got to be kidding me. Is taxpayer money being spent on this “Great Debate”?

    • of course it is! The address is the Wilson building.

    • It’s part of living in a diverse community. My tax dollars have been used for things like dog parks, which I don’t personally use, but value. I’m happy to see support for a variety of cultural events — including this one. And I’m extremely pleased that Emancipation Day is being acknowledged and celebrated.

  • saf

    There’s a lot of reading fail going on here. The concert and the workshops are NOT the same event.

    • The poster states that the hip hop artists will be panelists in the Great Debate at the Lincoln theater. There will also be a concert with a different slate of artists, and there will also be educational workshops at the District Building, among other activities.

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