Presented by the National Park Service in cooperation with DC Reading Is Fundamental, Inc.
In honour of
151st Anniversary of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act (April 16, 1862)
150th Anniversary of the American Civil War (2011-2015)
206th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in the British Empire (March 25, 1807)
Remembering those victims of the slave trade and slavery; who advocated for and abolished slavery; who fought for freedom in the US Civil War Union forces; and enslaved persons freed.