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Celebration of the Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia, April 19, 1866

Celebration of the Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia, April 19, 1866

This illustration from Harper's Weekly depicts African Americans celebrating the fourth anniversary of the bill to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia.

Wood engraving from sketch by F. Deilman, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress