Just a Reminder: Today is Emancipation Day

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‘Lincoln & the Emancipated Slave’
courtesy of ‘tbridge’

Today is one of DC’s unique holidays: Emancipation Day, celebrated each April 16th, to commemorate the signing of the Compensated Emanicipation Act signed into law in 1862. All city offices are closed today, including the DCRA permit center in SW and the DMV, and pretty much all of the rec centers, and there is no school today. Chances are, you have to work today, like we do, so we’ll be going strong here throughout the day.

If you are off, there are a number of activities today, including a voting rights workshop on Capitol Hill.

I live and work in the District of Columbia. I write at We Love DC, a blog I helped start, I work at Technolutionary, a company I helped start, and I’m happy doing both. I enjoy watching baseball, cooking, and gardening. I grow a mean pepper, keep a clean scorebook, and wash the dishes when I’m done. Read Why I Love DC.

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