From the Mayor’s Office:
“Emancipation Day honors President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act in 1867 – which freed 3,185 slaves in Washington, DC.
Mayor Bowser has proclaimed the theme for this year’s Emancipation Day as Championing Full Democracy for the residents of Washington, DC.”
“Emancipation Day Parade
WHEN: Saturday, April 16 from 1 pm to 3 pm
WHERE: Parade route starts at 800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and ends at the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
Emancipation Day Truck Touch
WHEN: Saturday, April 16 at 1:30 pm
WHERE: 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Emancipation Day Concert
WHEN: Saturday, April 16; Concert begins at 2:45 pm, Fireworks start approximately at 9 pm after the concert
WHERE: Freedom Plaza, 1355 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering