DC Emancipation Documentary Premieres on DC Channel 16

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

DC Emancipation Documentary Premieres on DC Channel 16

<i>Enslavement to Emancipation</i> airs on Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 8 pm.

Enslavement to Emancipation

Enslavement to Emancipation, a new documentary on District history, will premiere on DC Channel 16 at 8 pm on Thursday, April 16, 2009, the 147th anniversary of the day President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act.

Two years in the making, a partnership between the Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia and the Office of Cable Television has produced a one-hour documentary that tells the story of Washington, DC from slavery, through emancipation and up to the present day. 

We encourage all to tune in and learn more about our unique history.

For more DC Emancipation Day information and events please visit www.dc.gov/emancipationday.