D.C. Emancipation Act, 1862

Title

D.C. Emancipation Act, 1862

Description

The District of Columbia Emancipation Act freed roughly 3,000 slaves in the nation's capital city on April 16, 1862

Source

National Archives

Citation

“D.C. Emancipation Act, 1862,” Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln’s City, accessed September 2, 2014, http://www.jhsgw.org/exhibitions/online/lincolns-city/items/show/247.