Mapping Georgetown: Reclaiming Sacred Grounds of African American History

October 18, 2021

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 […]

Emancipation Day Events Will Focus on Freedom and Citizenship

April 15, 2021

The holiday celebrates the passage of the DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862, signed by President Lincoln on April 16.

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.

Weekend Round Up April 12, 2018

April 12, 2018

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.