April 16, 1876 Emancipation Day was celebrated at Lincoln Park including a keynote address by Frederick Douglass, a crowd of 20,000 people, and the unveiling and dedication ceremony for the “Emancipation Statue” that stands in Lincoln Park today. Please visit National Parks Service – Capitol Hill Parks for details.
2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. | Family-Friendly Activities
4:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m. | Concert by Federal City Civil War Band
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | “The Conflict of Commemoration” An Open Discussion About the Meaning Behind the Emancipation Statue
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | 1876 Reenactment “Unveiling the Emancipation Statue”
7:30 p.m. | Ranger-Led Flashlight Tour “The Secret Allegories of the Statue”
Please visit National Parks Service – Capitol Hill Parks for details.