A Socially Distanced Emancipation Day

April 16, 2020

The Compensated Emancipation Act was signed by President Abraham Lincoln on April 16, 1862, more than eight months before he issued the Emancipation Proclamation, on Jan. 1, 1863.

D.C. Statehood Passes Committee: Now on to the House

February 12, 2020

The bill, H.R.5803, introduced by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), is supported by 233 sponsors, a historic high number.