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… read more

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 each former slave. The panel also talked about the influence the act had on the Emancipation Proclamation, which was issued eight months later on January 1, 1863. The National Archives hosted this 90-minute event on April 16, the annual Emancipation Day holiday in the District of Columbia. close

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District of Columbia Emancipation Act of 1862

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Program ID:
459859-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 12, 2019 | 6:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
May 18, 2019 | 10:35am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • May 12, 2019 | 6:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 12, 2019 | 10:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 18, 2019 | 10:35am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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