Celebrating Freedom at the Lincoln Memorial
A Cultural Ceremony Commemorating Emancipation
On September 17th, the NEH and Howard University hosted a public ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial, which celebrated the history of emancipation and the role it has played in shaping the U.S. Constitution. It showcased artistic interpretations of the emancipation experience through performances and readings by actress Alfre Woodard, actor Tyree Young, and Howard University students and alumni. Afro Blue, a Howard University a cappella group, also performed. The event concluded with remarks from Congressman John Lewis. For more information on the ceremony click here.