Freed black slaves raised the funds to erect the 1876 Emancipation Memorial, which portrays the snapping of slavery’s chains as Abraham...
Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial
The Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial, DC’s first statue of a black woman, honors the educator and founder of the National Council of Negro...
The local mini-chain wins lots of 'best coffee' awards, and locals agree it's the real caffeinated deal. Join the laptop pack and sip...
The popular food stall sits smack in the middle of Eastern Market. The ingredients are local and fresh, plucked from surrounding...
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Lincoln Park information
Lincoln Park is the lively center of Capitol Hill’s east end. Joggers and stroller-pushing families zip past the Emancipation Memorial , a statue of a chained slave kneeling at Lincoln's feet. Freed black slaves raised the funds to erect it in 1876, but the slave's supplicant position makes it DC's most bizarrely uncomfortable monument. Across the park, the Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial is DC’s first statue of a black woman. Bethune was an educator and founder of the National Council of Negro Women.