The Pearl Incident of 1848: An Effort to Construct a Replica of a Sailing Ship

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The Pearl Incident of 1848: An Effort to Construct a Replica of a Sailing Ship

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

On April 15, 1848, fourteen years before President Abraham Lincoln signed the DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862, seventy-seven slaves attempted a daring escape from the nation's capital by sea on the schooner Pearl.

In recognition of the 154th Anniversary of DC Emancipation Day, Mr. David W. Smith, Sr., Executive Director of the Pearl Coalition, will provide a lecture on the Pearl Incident and an update on the organization's effort to build a replica of the sailing ship. 

You do not want to miss this educational presentation.  See you on Wednesday, April 13!