Today in History–April 16–the Library of Congress features abolition. On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Learn more about the abolition of slavery in the United States capital by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access primary sources related to abolition and slavery.
Primary Source Spotlight: Abolition (U.S.) primary source collections & teaching resources
Primary Source Spotlight: Slavery (U.S.) primary source collections
Primary Source Learning: Slavery (U.S.) teaching resources