By Craig Howell
Monday, June 5, 2023
The Emancipation Memorial in Lincoln Park - One of the stops on the "Lincoln's Road to Juneteenth" walking tour.
What: Free Walking Tour: "Lincoln's Road to Juneteenth"
When: Juneteenth - Monday, June 19. 10 a.m. start.
Where: Our meeting place is at the top of the escalators of the Capitol South Metro Station @ 1st and C Streets SE.
The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia invites all members and friends to a free walking tour, "Lincoln's Road to Juneteenth," on Monday June 19, 2023, the day of the holiday observance.
The tour will be conducted by LGDC's own tour director Craig Howell. Our walk will begin at 10 a.m. at the top of the escalators of the Capitol South Metro Station @ 1st and C Streets SE. Total length of the tour through Capitol Hill will not exceed 2 miles, including the walk to the Potomac Avenue Metro Station after the tour concludes. We should be there by 12:30 p.m. Lunch on Capitol Hill after the tour is optional.
Our tour will include a number of interpretive stops where Craig will explain the evolution of Abraham Lincoln's political thought on emancipation from his days "messing" at "Abolition House" as a one-term Congressman until his final public speech at the Executive Mansion three days before his assassination. Our itinerary will include the location of the first DC home of Frederick Douglass, near today's Supreme Court Building. Our tour ends in Lincoln Park, where we will discuss the controversy over the Emancipation Monument, which began with Douglass' famous Dedication Day speech in 1876 and has only intensified ever since.
Attendance will be limited so we don't overcrowd the sidewalks. Please RSVP to Craig directly if you plan to attend. His email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Photo credit: National Park Service)