July 21, 2017

Today in History: Abolition in D.C.

Celebration of the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia by the colored people
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.

Abolition in Washington D.C. primary source set

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

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