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    150th Anniversary of the Compensated Emancipation Act

    Scholar and Author Harold Holzer talked about the 150th anniversary of the Compensated Emancipation Act which freed enslaved individuals in Washington D.C. Topics included the purpose of the legislation, the history of compensated emancipation, and why slavery in Washington D.C. remained an embarrassment in Lincoln’s eyes during the onset of the Civil War. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

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    150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

    A panel discussion was held on the concept of “freedom” and the differences between freedom, privilege, and emancipation. African-American attitudes on feelings of entitlement and if earned freedoms have actually been achieved were also discussed. Topics included the three basic freedoms of movement (migration), religion, and expression and the price historically paid for those freedoms. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Christopher Paul Moore moderated.
    “What Passes for Freedom: The 150th Year Celebration of Freedom” was a panel of the 14th annual Harlem Book Fair from the Langston Hughes Auditorium in the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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