Our guest this Sunday on "Shadow Politics" will be historian C.R. Gibbs. We will discuss the holiday Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia. Emancipation Day is the only holiday in Washington D.C. and this year all of America gets an additional 3 days to file their Income Taxes due to the government being closed for the Holiday. Emancipation Day commemorates President Abe Lincoln (a Republican) buying all 3,100 slaves in the District and setting them free nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation.
ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW - Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown and Kathleen Gomez, special guest: Ann Loikow, Founder of Statehood Yes We Can. Topic Campaign, discuss Columbia Emancipation Day, April 16th, (April 16th, 1862 officially began), the only official holiday in the District of Columbia. What is the day's significance?