D.C. Emancipation Day parade: Civil War-era garb, Girl Scout cookies, and Spiderman
D.C.'s Emancipation Day parade on Monday featured a troupe of various costumed characters. Not all of them directly related to the freeing of enslaved persons, but who keeps track of these things?
Mayor Vincent Gray stands behind a member of the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps before the start of Monday's Emancipation Parade, which honored the Compensated Emancipation Act. The law was signed 150 years ago by President Abraham Lincoln and ended slavery in the District of Columbia, Over 3,000 enslaved people were freed.