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Hundreds of local college and university students will be at the Smithsonian Monday afternoon for a forum focusing on the emancipation and the Constitution in anticipation of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

The forum includes a live performance and a discussion by a panel of prominent Civil War historians focusing on Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and the lengthy journey American slaves took to freedom during the 1860s.

University of Richmond president Edward Ayers will moderate the panel as the historians highlight perspectives from enslaved people, the White House, northern free blacks, and Frederick Douglass.

he event, organized by the National Endowment for the Humanities, takes place at 1:30 p.m. Monday, and will be shown live on the web.

At 4 p.m., Howard University will host a free cultural performance at the Lincoln Memorial, showcasing artistic interpretations of the emancipation experience.

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