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Emancipation Day 2014

There were stars on the mikes and fireworks in the sky when Doug E. Fresh and Arrested Development helped celebrate Emancipation Day in the District on April 16 in Freedom Plaza.

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 01:57am EDT

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Closures surrounding D.C.'s Emancipation Day celebration

Police are alerting drivers to expect closures downtown for the Emancipation Day parade, festival and fireworks display.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 03:21pm EDT

Tags: emancipation day, road closures, Megan Cloherty

DC to celebrate Emancipation Day

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 08:30am EDT

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For Emancipation Day, activists gather to talk hip-hop

MC Hammer, Chuck D and Monie Love share their thoughts on the culture.

Monday - 04/14/2014, 05:29am EDT

Tags: Justin Mitchell, emancipation day, hip-hop

Lincoln's Cottage honors D.C. Emancipation Day

On the eve of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln signing the Compensated Emancipation Act, which freed slaves in Washington, D.C., a celebration was held at his cottage.

Monday - 04/16/2012, 01:32pm EDT

Tags: emancipation day, 150th anniversary, Lincoln

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Parade closes some D.C. streets

D.C.'s Emancipation Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. Monday at Freedom Plaza.

Monday - 04/16/2012, 09:31am EDT

Tags: emancipation day, tim bracken

Emancipation Day: Rush-hour restrictions in place

Regular rush-hour restrictions will be enforced by the D.C. Department of Transportation on Emancipation Day.

Monday - 04/16/2012, 09:23am EDT

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WTOP's Top 5 Morning Stories

Five stories to keep you informed and get you going.

Monday - 04/16/2012, 08:41am EDT

Tags: heat, Virginia Tech massacre, emancipation day, app, Tupac Shakur

Lincoln's Cottage hosts D.C. Emancipation Day events

President Lincoln's Cottage is hosting a celebration of the 150th anniversary of District of Columbia Emancipation Day to mark the day slaves were freed in the nation's capital.

Sunday - 04/15/2012, 04:49pm EDT

Tags: emancipation day, Shane Miller

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