BBN rides with Buffalo Soldiers to African-American Civil War Memorial in Washington, DC
Buffalo Soldiers Memorial Day Rally commemorating African-African civil war causalities filmed by Capitol Intelligence/BBN using CI Glass on May 29, 2016 in Washington, DC
Frank Smith, Founder African American Civil War Museum, Washington DC
Former DC Councilmember Frank Smith back in early March describing plans for African American Civil War Museum
USA: WASHINGTON: AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL UNVEILED
The sacrifice and courage of African American soldiers who fought in the country's Civil War was finally honoured in Washington on Saturday.
Thousands gathered in the nations capital to unveil the African American Civil War Memorial.
It honours more than 200-thousand African Americans who served in the war more than 130 years ago.
The stars and stripes of America's flag were lowered to reveal the statue in bronze honouring African Americans who fought in the war between the states.
Hundreds crowded around the statue glowing in the afternoon sunlight, just a few blocks from the U-S Capitol.
Saturday's unveiling offered the first official effort but, the African American Civil War Memorial cost more than two-(m)million dollars.
And for many gathered here the ceremony was a pilgrimage into the past - and a chance to get in touch with history.
There was much symbolism and emotion for onlookers.
Some of them are descendants of African Americans who fought in the Civil War of the 1860's.
The unveiling occurs 135 years to the day after the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, nearly all African American, staged a bloody assault on Confederate troops.
Their valour was the subject of the Hollywood film Glory.
And the regiment's current corps of Civil War re-enactors were honoured guests at the ceremony.
There was also a special message from the President of the United States.
....And this powerful memorial will be a lasting reminder that the values of the U-S coloured troops struggled to preserve more than a century ago must still be defended today.
SUPER CAPTION: Ben Johnson, Deputy Assistant to President Bill
On hand for the ceremony were a sizeable contingent of Civil War re-enactors.
They're part of a growing number of people in America helping to revive Civil War history.
The men here proudly wear the uniforms of some of the more than 160 African American regiments organised during the Civil War.
Enis Scroggins came from Oklahoma.
He's like many who came from all over the U-S to see the monument, to honour fallen soldiers, and to give thanks.
...I think this is a blessing. We've been praying for this and God has delivered it to us today.
SUPER CAPTION: Reverend Enis Scroggins, Civil War re enactor
Other African American re-enactors say the monument represents a long overdue tribute to their ancestors - some of whom escaped slavery to serve, to fight, and to die more than a century ago.
It's representing a whole lot, that these guys are finally getting due respect that they should be getting after so many years of being forgotten. And we done on these uniforms for the rights they didn't have, we now do have because of their sacrifice.
SUPER CAPTION: Stefan Jones, Civil War re enactor
African-American veterans fought a long battle for public recognition of their sacrifice in the Civil War.
Some 10 percent of Union soldiers were black and one-third of the black soldiers died in service.
Black Civil War veterans were not allowed to march in the Union's victory parade in Washington after the war.
But Saturday their descendants joined re-enactors and others in a parade to mark the service of those soldiers.
Indeed, Saturday's ceremony brought families together to remember their ancestors.
These descendants say the Civil War monument is helping them honour ancestors who fought for a goal they could only dream of.
Oh, it's just wonderful. And we just...we appreciate the fact that they did this: that we could come here and it would give us a chance to march in their place when they were not able to celebrate after the war.
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African American Life in Washington, DC, Before Emancipation
African American Life in Washington, DC, Before Emancipation
As Washington became the focus of abolitionism before the Civil War, antislavery activists argued that the sight of slavery and slave dealers in the nation’s capital disgraced the nation and its ideals. A panel will explore life before the 1862 Compensated Emancipation Act and discuss the “Slavery and Freedom” exhibit at the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Moderated by John W. Franklin of the NMAAHC, panelists include Mark Auslander, Central Washington University; Maurice Jackson, Georgetown University; and NMAAHC curators Nancy Bercaw and Mary Elliott. Presented in partnership with NMAAHC, the DC Commission of African American Affairs, and the DC Commission on Emancipation.
The Civil War: Emancipation in Washington, DC
African Americans living in the nation's capital were freed when Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Emancipation Act in April 1862, nine months before he issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Kate Masur of Northwestern University spoke about the impact of the law at the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.
Civil War Veteran's Memorial
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Norton Commemorates D.C. Emancipation Day by Pushing for Statehood
Congresswoman Norton took to the House floor to tell her colleagues that Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia on Saturday, April 16 is about emancipating the nation’s capital from autocratic congressional control by making D.C. the 51st state of the Union.
Discoveries America National Parks, Washington D.C.
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Washington D.C. is not only the Capitol of the United States; it’s also the home of The National Park Service. Each year, millions of people visit and enjoy the National Mall and Memorial Parks with over 65 other attractions scattered around and within the District of Columbia.
The National Mall & Memorial Parks
Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Capitol Building
The White House (President’s Park)
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Ford’s Theater National Historic Site and Peterson House
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial
National World War II Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
United States Botanical Gardens
Old Post Office Tower
National Archives Building
African Civil War National Memorial
George Washington Memorial Parkway
Rock Creek Park
National Museum Of Natural History
The National Air & Space Museum
National Museum Of American History
Arthur M. Sackler (Asian) Gallery
Freer Gallery Of Art
National Museum Of The American Indian
National Gallery Of Art
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Gardens
National Zoological Park
Arlington National Cemetery
The Marine Corp Memorial
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Memorial Grove On The
Theodore Roosevelt Island
Clara Barton National Historic
Carter Woodson Home National
Mary McLeod Bethune Council
House National Historic Site
Frederick Douglass National
The Old Stone House
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal
National Historic Park
US National Arboretum
The Act That Bought Slaves Freedom in D.C.
Before issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln signs into law the Compensated Emancipation Act. Costing nearly one million dollars, the act buys freedom for all District of Columbia slaves.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Documentary
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated population of 681,170 as of July 2016. Commut...
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Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia is the capital of the United States of America.
Washington is the political Capital of the World, owing to its status as the seat of the United States federal government and numerous international institutions, such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Washington is one of the most visited cities in the world, with more than 20 million annual tourists.
The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital.
All three branches of the U.S. federal government are centered in the District: U.S. Congress (legislative), President (executive), and the U.S. Supreme Court (judicial).
The city hosts 177 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profit, lobbying groups, and professional associations, including the Organization of American States, AARP, the National Geographic Society, the Human Rights Campaign, the International Finance Corporation, and the American Red Cross.
The National Mall is a large, open park in downtown Washington between the Lincoln Memorial and the United States Capitol. Given its prominence, the mall is often the location of political protests, concerts, festivals, and presidential inaugurations. The Washington Monument and the Jefferson Pier are near the center of the mall, south of the White House. Also on the mall are the National World War II Memorial at the east end of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Directly south of the mall, the Tidal Basin features rows of Japanese cherry blossom trees that originated as gifts from the nation of Japan. The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, George Mason Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the District of Columbia War Memorial are around the Tidal Basin.
The Smithsonian Institution is an educational foundation chartered by Congress in 1846 that maintains most of the nation's official museums and galleries in Washington, D.C. The most visited museum are the National Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum; the National Museum of African Art and the National Museum of American History.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is home to the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, and the Washington Ballet. The Kennedy Center Honors are awarded each year to those in the performing arts who have contributed greatly to the cultural life of the United States. The historic Ford's Theatre, site of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, continues to operate as a functioning performance space as well as museum.
The Watergate Complex was the site of the Watergate Scandal, which led to President Nixon's resignation.
Arlington National Cemetery is in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., in whose 624 acres (253 ha) the dead of the nation's conflicts have been buried, beginning with the Civil War, as well as reinterred dead from earlier wars. Among the most frequently visited sites in the cemetery are the graves of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, marked with an eternal flame.
The United States Air Force Memorial honors the service of the personnel of the United States Air Force and its heritage organizations. The Memorial is located in Arlington County, Virginia, on the grounds of Fort Myer near The Pentagon.
Washington, D.C., in the American Civil War | Wikipedia audio article
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Washington, D.C., in the American Civil War
00:01:06 1 Washington, D.C., during the early stages of the War
00:05:09 2 Defending the capital
00:07:10 3 D.C. Military formations
00:07:40 4 Hospitals
00:09:39 5 Washington, D.C., during the later stages of the War
00:10:56 6 Lincoln's assassination
00:12:24 7 Grand Review of the Armies
00:14:01 8 Notable Civil War leaders from Washington, D.C.
00:14:42 9 See also
00:15:09 10 Footnotes
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Washington, D.C., during the American Civil War was the nerve-center of the Union war effort, which rapidly turned it from a small city into a major capital with a full civic infrastructure and strong defenses.
The shock of Union defeat at First Bull Run, with demoralized troops wandering the streets of the capital, caused President Lincoln to order extensive fortifications and a large garrison. This required an influx of troops, military suppliers and building contractors, which would set up a new demand for accommodation, including military hospitals. The abolition of slavery in D.C. in 1862 also attracted many freedmen to the city. Except for one attempted invasion by Confederate cavalry leader Jubal Early in 1864, the capital remained impregnable.
When Lincoln was assassinated in Ford’s Theater in April 1865, thousands flocked into Washington to view the coffin, further raising the profile of the city. The new president Andrew Johnson wanted to dispel the funeral atmosphere, and organized a program of victory parades which revived public hopes for the future.
Washington D.C. Documentary
Travel to Washington, D.C., to tour the Capitol, the White House, and Supreme Court. Then continue exploring the nation's history with visits to the Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, and Vietnam Veterans Memorials.
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Places to Go - Washington, DC (S1E6)
On this episode of Places To Go, we're in the United States of America's capital city - Washington DC. Join host Matt Griffith as we explore this historic destination!
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening Ceremony
On Saturday, September 24, 2016, the public witnessed the outdoor dedication ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
National Museum of African American History and Culture Groundbreaking Ceremony
A ceremony marks the groundbreaking of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. February 22, 2010.
ODI: Triumph of Freedom: Slavery, Emancipation, and the Civil War in the DC - Gibbs - 9/18/12
The Government of the District of Columbia invited Gallaudet University to participate in a year-long celebration of the District of Columbia Emancipation Compensatory Act of 1862. This Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago during the Civil War (1861-1865), freed slaves in the District of Columbia forever, and was the beginning of the end of slavery in the United States.
On Tuesday, September 18th, Mr. Carroll R. Gibbs, a noted District of Columbia lecturer and historian, speaks to our community about the Triumph of Freedom: Slavery, Emancipation, and the Civil War in the District of Columbia.
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, DC
Guided tour through the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington DC. Located on the Potomac Tidal Basin at 1964 Independence Avenue S.W.
Japanese War Memorial, Washington DC
This video is of the Japanese War Memorial in DC
Youth Town Hall Forum: Youth Against Racism, 8/6/13
As the District of Columbia celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, racial profiling continues to plague African American youth and youth-of-color. It is critical that youth engage in the ongoing discussion regarding changing the laws of today, to secure their future.
The Youth Against Racism ~ Our Future...Our Voice Town Hall Forum - held at the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum - addresses issues, offers solutions, creates action plans and identifies next steps.
A distinguished panel - including Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Author and Economist; Harry E. Johnson, CEO and President King Memorial; and Dr. Frank Smith, Founder and Director African American Civil War Museum and Memorial - provide insight and context.
Maria Byrd, Journalist and Radio Host of Speak Out with Maria on WOL1450 AM, is the forum moderator.