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RECAP: D.C. Emancipation Day Parade, Concert, & Fireworks


Saturday, April 13, 2019 I attended the 2019 DC Emancipation Day parade, concert and fireworks to commemorate the DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862 which ended slavery in Washington, D.C. There was a star-studded line-up of local acts and celebrity performers, Master Gee, Doug E. Fresh, Kenny Lattimore, Mya and Faith Evans!

I was able to capture some of the events best moments. Keep scrolling for more photos and video recap!

Washington D.C. still has a lot of love for former First Lady, Cora Master Berry, once married to the notable former mayor, Marion Berry.

When we talk about Hip-Hop, we can't forget our Founding Fathers. Master Gee came through and killed it with the classic, Rapper's Delight by the Sugar Hill Gang.

Kenny Lattimore's career has spanned over three decades and he has not lost a beat. Known for his smooth R&B ballads, Kenny Lattimore shared how he has been able to maintain longevity in the music industry. Hear directly from him in the video below.

The human beat-box and leading hype man, Doug E. Fresh was on set to enthra