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  • District of Columbia Emancipation Act of 1862
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    District of Columbia Emancipation Act of 1862

    Historians discussed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act of April 16, 1862. The act freed about 3,100 slaves in the nation’s capital and compensated owners up to $300 for…

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  • AfricanAmerican Religion
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    African-American Religion

    Panelists talked about the role of religion in the lives of African Americans. “What is African American Religion?” was a session of “The Future of the African American Past,” a conference…

    1,316 views
  • Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation
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    Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation

    Professor Edna Greene Medford talked about her book, Lincoln and Emancipation. “Undeclared Partners for Freedom: Lincoln, African Americans and the Emancipation Struggle” was part of the Abraham Lincoln…

    460 views
  • Discussion on Freed Slaves After the Civil War
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    Freed Slaves After the Civil War

    Professor Edna Greene Medford talked about the experiences of freed slaves in the years following the Civil War. She said economic independence, education, and political rights were key…

    1,115 views
  • 13th Amendment and Slavery
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    13th Amendment and Slavery

    Pastors, historians, church choirs, and an actor portraying abolitionist Frederick Douglass reflected on the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished…

    1,114 views
  • emThe Scorpions Stingem
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    The Scorpion's Sting

    Historian James Oakes talked about his book, The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War, in which he examines a plan intended to produce a peaceful end to slavery prior to the…

    934 views
  • US Colored Troops
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    U.S. Colored Troops

    Howard University History Department Chair Edna Greene Medford talked about the establishment, challenges, enlistment, and service of the United States Colored Troops during the U.S. Civil…

    534 views
  • Frederick Douglass Statue Dedication Ceremony
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    Frederick Douglass Statue Dedication Ceremony

    A statue of abolitionist, author, and statesman Frederick Douglass was unveiled and dedicated in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The ceremony included invocations,…

    597 views
  • History of AfricanAmerican Burial Grounds
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    History of African-American Burial Grounds

    Edna Greene Medford moderated a panel discussion on revelations from the study of African-American burial grounds. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. “African…

    661 views
  • Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation
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    Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation

    Panelists discussed President Lincoln’s timing of the release of the Emancipation Proclamation. They focused on the legal grounding for the proclamation and what it accomplished. The panelists also responded to questions from…

    530 views
  • 150th Anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision
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    150th Anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision

    Professor Mark Graber talked about the Dred Scott case and its impact on the law and American history. Archival video clips of current Supreme Court Justices commenting on the Dred Scott case…

    1,561 views