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(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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