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Southwest DC Hosts “Remember the Pearl”
April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDTFree
On Friday, April 15th, at 6:00pm EST, the public is invited to gather at the corner of 4th and I Streets SW (by Westminster Church) to begin a “Remember the Pearl” Walk to the SW Wharf. It was on the same night in 1848 that 77 men, women, and children, enslaved by prominent families in the District of Columbia, made their way to the river, boarded a schooner called “The Pearl” and began a heroic and historic bid for freedom. Though the coordinated effort failed, due mostly to bad weather on the Chesapeake, their burning desire for freedom still inspires and instructs today.