Emancipation EventsDC

The African American Civil War Museum, 1925 Vermont Avenue, NW, will hold several emancipation day events on April 16 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The events will include: a talk, “Bullets to Ballots: the Voting Rights Legacy of the USCT” at 3 p.m., where Scholar Hari Jones, the curator of the exhibit Glorious March to Liberty: Civil War to Civil Rights, will weave together the legacy of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) with the voting rights struggle in the United States. A  D.C. Emancipation Day presentation by Attorney Gen. Carl Racine is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.; a processional from museum to the monument is scheduled to begin at 3:45p.m.; a drill presentation: “School of the Soldier,” and wreath laying featuring Andrew Green, USCT is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.; and a reading of the names of the first 3,100 freed D.C. slaves will begin at 4:15 p.m. To register for the events, visit aacwmdcemancipation.eventbrite.com.