Join the African American Civil War Museum for the following events on April 16th, in celebration of DC Emancipation
From Bullets to Ballots: the Voting Rights Legacy of the USCT
3pm to 4pm
Scholar Hari Jones, the curator of the exhibit Glorious March to Liberty: Civil War to Civil Rights, will weave together the legacy of the United States Colored Troops with the voting rights struggle in the United States.
Andrew Green and the School of the Soldier
4pm to 5pm
Born and raised a slave in the City of Washington, Andrew Green would gain his freedom with the DC Emancipation Act and later join the 1st USCT regiment based in Washington, DC during the Civil War. Come hear Andrew Green's story and learn about life for a soldier in the Union Army.
Reading of the Names
April 16th marks the day that over 3,000 enslaved persons were granted freedom under the DC Compensated Emancipation Act of April 1862. Celebrate this event by joining us in a reading of the names of those first freed.