Celebration of the Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia By the Colored People in Washington, April 19, 1866

Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: engraving
Museum Number: LC-USZ62-33937
Annotation: Three days after President Lincoln signed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia, the citizens rallied in celebration. This act would be a significant move toward emancipation.
Year: 1866