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Cession and Retrocession of Alexandria, Virginia E-mail

Learn more about the cession of the city and county of Alexandria, Virginia to form the new capital of the United States and the retrocession of this part of the District of Columbia back to Virginia in 1847.

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Oppression of American citizens in D.C. by Congress E-mail

Ward 3 resident and statehood advocate, David Bardin, wrote an opinion piece for the Forest Hills Connection on some of the history behind the denial of the right to self-government to, and disenfranchisement of, the people of the District of Columbia. Learn a little about the role of slavery and racism in the plight of the residents of D.C. and why we need statehood to make us full American citizens.

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The Slave Trade and Retrocession to Virginia E-mail
In the September 19, 2010 edition of the Washington Post, columnist John Kelly addressed the issue of the impact of the slave trade on the decision by Alexandria, Virginia's residents in 1846 to seek the return of the Virginia portion of the District of Columbia back to Virginia in an article entitled "The slave tade and Alexandria's withdrawal from D.C."
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