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Martin Luther King Elementary School cheerleaders Jade Ferguson, 10, center left, and Kendra Johnson, 9, center, right, and others warm up before participating in the Washington, D.C. Emancipation Day parade, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 16, 2013. President Abraham Lincoln freed approximately 3,100 slaves in the District of Colombia on April 16, 1862, nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK
Martin Luther King Elementary School cheerleaders Jade Ferguson, 10, center left, and Kendra Johnson, 9, center, right, and others warm up before participating in the Washington, D.C. Emancipation Day parade, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 16, 2013. President Abraham Lincoln freed approximately 3,100 slaves in the District of Colombia on April 16, 1862, nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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