Headlined, Shadow Politics, April 17, 2016

C R Gibbs
Broadcast Date: 
April 17, 2016

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. We are also trying to get Councilman Vincent Orange from the DC Council who revived the holiday through legislation he passed.