Watch Live: Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture Presents 'Slavery and Freedom'

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, the DC Commission of African American Affairs and the DC Commission on Emancipation have partnered for a much anticipated event in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC on April 13, 2016 at 7pm EST.
A new "Slavery and Freedom” exhibit at NMAAHC will be discussed in a panel moderated by John W. Franklin of the NMAAHC. Mark Auslander, Central Washington University; Maurice Jackson, Georgetown University are panelists and NMAAHC curators Nancy Bercaw and Mary Elliott will present.  
The panel will explore abolitionist activism before the 1862 Compensated Emancipation Act. The event is free and open to the public. 
Watch live starting at 7pm EST:

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