Stop removing our history

Stop Congress from removing the Emancipation Monument from our Nation’s Capitol. Add your name to the Petition today. This is the only memorial entirely paid for by thousands of formerly enslaved and U.S. Colored Troops in our Nation’s capitol. https://www.change.org/EmancipationMonumentDC

Emancipation Monument or Freedom’s Memorial is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located in Lincoln Park, the first public park in Washington, D.C.

Freedom’s Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Monument in Lincoln Park in Washington, D.C. has a plaque that reads “in grateful memory of Abraham Lincoln this monument was erected by the Western Sanitary Commission. of Saint Louis Mo: with funds contributed solely by emancipated citizens of the United States declared free by his proclamation January 1st A.D. 1863. The first contributionof five dollars was made by Charlotte Scott, a freed woman of Virginia being her first earnings in freedom and consecrated by her suggestion and request on the day she heard of President Lincoln’s death to build a monument to his memory.

For the full story of the Monument see https://archeralexander.wordpress.com/the-monument/

Contact your Congressperson or Eleanore Holmes Norton about HR7466 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/7466/all-actions?r=2&s=9&q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22HR7466%22%5D%7D

2 thoughts on “Stop removing our history

  1. I like showing the wording up close…not sure I actually read it before. Good Luck.

    On Sat, Aug 1, 2020 at 12:28 PM ArcherAlexander.blog wrote:

    > Dorris Keeven-Franke posted: ” > https://videopress.com/v/5vcVWNtH?preloadContent=metadata Stop Congress > from removing the Emancipation Monument from our Nation’s Capitol. Add your > name to the Petition today. This is the only memorial entirely paid for by > thousands of formerly ens” >

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