This Monday, June 20, is a U.S. national holiday commemorating “Juneteenth,” which falls this year on a Sunday, June 19. Many Americans are unsure, however, about the origins and significance […]
Mysterious and sacred, cemeteries hold dear the souls of the dead but are often legendary beyond our fathoming. In Washington, D.C., our fraught social and racial histories are often lost […]
The holiday celebrates the passage of the DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862, signed by President Lincoln on April 16.
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.
Today through Sunday: the Washington Ballet’s “Mixed Masters” program and the second half of the Shift Festival of American Orchestras. Also on Sunday: the Gay Men’s Chorus small ensembles at the Barns.