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Video: Emancipation Day 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Georgetown history professors Maurice Jackson (G’95, G’01) and Chandra Manning chronicled the ebb and flow of slavery and freedom for blacks in Washington, D.C., during the commemoration of President Lincoln’s signing the Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray also spoke at Georgetown, charging the university and Washington residents to "redouble and renew" efforts for D.C. representation in Congress.

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