Emancipation in Washington, D.C.
Kate Masur spoke about the impact of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act. Blacks living in the nation’s capital were freed… read more
Kate Masur spoke about the impact of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act. Blacks living in the nation’s capital were freed when President Abraham Lincoln signed the act in April 1862, nine months before he issued the Emancipation Proclamation. She showed some slides during her presentation and then responded to questions from members of the audience.
“The Fugitive Slave Crisis and Emancipation in Washington, D.C.” was part of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society annual Spring Symposium “Emancipation During the Civil War,” which was held in the Congressional Auditorium in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Kate Masur Associate Professor Northwestern University->History Department
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