Press Release
April 8, 2014

National Archives Explores Emancipation and Home Rule on April 17

Emancipation and Home Rule: A Dual Struggle for Equality

Washington, DC…On Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m., the National Archives hosts "Emancipation and Home Rule: A Dual Struggle for Equality"– a panel discussion about the symbiotic relationship between the struggle for emancipation and the struggle for home rule, congressional representation, and statehood. The event will be webcast live on the National Archives UStream channel [].

On the 40th anniversary of Home Rule and the 152nd anniversary of the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act, John Franklin of the National Museum of African American History and Culture moderates panelists Virginia Howard, professor of education at the University of the District of Columbia; Jerome Paige, economist; Miles Mark Fisher, former President of University of the District of Columbia; Sharon Pratt, former Mayor of the District of Columbia; and Tom Davis, former Congressman. This event is presented in partnership with the DC City Government and the NMAAHC.

This public program is free and no advance registration is required. It will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.

The National Archives Building in Washington, DC, is Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station. To verify the date and times of the program, call the National Archives Public Programs Line at: 202-357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online.

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For press information contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.

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