District of Columbia Emancipation Act Records

Damani Davis talked about petitions filed by owners and slaves under the District of Columbia Emancipation Act. Signed into law by President… read more

Damani Davis talked about petitions filed by owners and slaves under the District of Columbia Emancipation Act. Signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln in April 1862, the act freed enslaved persons in the city of Washington, D.C. Mr. Davis tracks individuals impacted by the law through various primary sources such as census data, manumission papers, and Freedman’s Bank records. He also spoke about what information is included in these records and how this can help researchers or those interested in family genealogy. close

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  • Damani Davis Archivist National Archives and Records Administration
  • Andrea Bassing Matney Manager National Archives and Records Administration->Community Outreach Programs

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District of Columbia Emancipation Act Records

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413851-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 18, 2016 | 2:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Sep 18, 2016 | 2:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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