Celebration of the Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia By the Colored People in Washington, April 19, 1866 Digital History ID 2406

Celebration of the Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia By the Colored People in Washington, April 19, 1866

Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: engraving
Museum Number: LC-USZ62-33937
Annotation: Three days after President Lincoln signed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia, the citizens rallied in celebration. This act would be a significant move toward emancipation.
Year: 1866

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