Join historian C.R. Gibbs as he takes a seldom taken look at the nexus between the arrival of freedom and the battle for the vote for African Americans at the national capital. It is an epochal story of courage and perseverance that prefigures the struggles in the rest of the country in the wake of the 15th Amendment. These few short years had a powerful impact on the American political landscape. Learn how this moment of hope and opportunity came to a shattering and unexpected conclusion.
This presentation is part of the D.C. Emancipation Day celebrations and will take place in the auditorium of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site's visitor center.
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