(Washington, DC) – DC city officials have announced a line-up of events to help mark the 150th anniversary of the city’s emancipation of slaves. The holiday is celebrated each year in the District, where in 1862 more than 31-hundred slaves were freed. Officials say the Emancipation Parade will be held April 16 along with a street festival and march on the National Mall. President Lincoln emancipated slaves in the District about nine months before his Emancipation Proclamation was delivered.
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