Last Friday, Eagle Eye joined the Mt. Zion Female Union Band Society Historical Memorial Park, Inc. for an Emancipation Day celebration. Emancipation Day marks the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia. During the celebration, we read the names of the over 3,000 enslaved persons freed in the District on April 16, 1862. As part of the celebration, Garrett Lowe and Tom Duckenfield of Eagle Eye Tutoring shared the stories of formerly enslaved persons interred in the Mt. Zion FUBS Cemetery. Interested in learning more about those buried in the Mt. Zion FUBS Cemetery? Join us this summer for Headstones and History!
Enjoy NBC4 News’s coverage of the day!