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D.C. Emancipation Day Book Talk and Reception with Lucinda Prout Janke:

The Historical Society Of Washington, Dc
801 K St NW
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
11:00am – 2:00pm | FREE!

Join the Historical Society for the debut of a new book, A Guide to Civil War Washington, D.C.: The Capital of the Union, by Lucinda Prout Janke.

The first such guide issued in over a decade, the book provides a new look at significant historical sites and a concise history of the city’s Civil War years. It also features images from the Society’s collections. On the 151st anniversary of the signing of the D.C. Compensated Emancipation Act, Janke will discuss its effects on the city’s demographics and how the law got its own local holiday.

Members of the Historical Society are also invited to afternoon refreshments and continued discussion following the book talk. Please RSVP to [email protected] If you are not already a member, you may join online or call 202-249-3952 for more information.

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