President Abraham Lincoln signed a invoice ending slavery in D.C. 162 years in the past. His signature freed some 3,100 folks within the District. And whereas it is technically celebrated on April 16, D.C. is doing it somewhat earlier this 12 months: Sunday.

President Abraham Lincoln signed a invoice ending slavery in D.C. 162 years in the past.

His signature freed some 3,100 folks within the District.

And whereas it’s technically celebrated on April 16, D.C. is doing it somewhat earlier this 12 months: Sunday.

D.C.’s Emancipation Day celebration will happen Sunday, with a full day of occasions scheduled at Freedom Plaza.

A parade begins at 2 p.m. It begins on Pennsylvania Avenue between tenth and 14th streets in Northwest. It ends at Freedom Plaza, situated at 1455 Pennsylvania Ave.

There’s a live performance headlined by Ginuwine and Kelly Price that begins at 3 p.m. and since it’s D.C., there will likely be a number of go-go music.

A fireworks present that begins at 8:30 p.m. will put the exclamation level on the celebration.

Local radio personalities from WKYS, WHUR and WPGC will function hosts of the occasion.

There will be live radio broadcasts throughout the day, together with interactive actions and meals vehicles. There are additionally a bunch of native eateries having promotions for the day. Check them out here.

WTOP has all the information you want on the street closures.

WTOP’s Thomas Robertson contributed to this report.

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