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Eagle Eye is a proud partner of Mt Zion/Female Union Band Society Historic Memorial Park. We will be there on Saturday to honor these remarkable men, women, and children who suffered so much, accomplished so much more, and to whom we are indebted for their example of courage and discipline and community.

Please join us this Saturday, April 16th, at 11 AM, at the Mount Zion – Female Union Band Society Cemeteries, Georgetown, Washington, DC.
In observance of the 160th DC Emancipation Day that freed 3,100 enslaved Africans in the District of Columbia, and what proceeds the Emancipation Proclamation in January 1863. Come SAY THEIR NAMES – a reading of the ancestors who were emancipated on this day 160 years ago. We will join together with the Cameroon American Society in a Libation* and reflections by Rev Lennox Yearwood (Hip Hop Caucus). 

Our Mount Zion – Female Union Band Historic Park Foundation Executive Director, Lisa Fager, will lead walkabout tours for anyone who wants to know more about this sacred ground’s history, including serving as a refuge on the Underground Railroad, and the life experiences and impacts of the interred.

Please visit the Mt. Zion Female Union Band Historic Park Foundation website for useful Visitor information and other Resources.

*A libation is a ritual pouring of a liquid or grains as an offering in memory of the dead. It was common in many religions and cultures of antiquity and carries forward to the present day.

Eagle Eye partners with Mt. Zion for our Headstones and History course. Want to learn more? Click here.

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