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152 years ago President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia

April 16, 2014


The District of Columbia Emancipation Act -April 16, 1862 On July 9, 1790, the U.S. Congress passed the Residence Act, which approved the creation of a national capital on the Potomac River. The City of Washington was established on Maryland and Virginia land where slavery was the engine of American economic growth. On April 16, […]

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