Because it is located between the Capitol on the east and the White House on the west, the downtown area became the city’s commercial, governmental, and residential core in the early years of the federal district. African Americans built institutions and businesses, worked in the government buildings, and took up residence here. The early emancipation of Washington’s enslaved women and men in April 1862 was administered here and then celebrated for generations.
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