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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- The National Park Service says Ford's Theatre National Historic Site will host special events in recognition of the history of African Americans. All the events below are free and open to the public.

Sunday, February 12
8:45 a.m.

Wreath laying ceremony on the steps of Ford's Theatre NHS on the 203rd birthday anniversary of America's 16th President Abraham Lincoln

Monday, February 13
6:00 p.m.

Traveling through Music and History? -- With music being the universal language for African Americans from the Civil War to Civil Rights, step back in time with four local choirs, Mustard Seed Cooperative Parish Choir of the United Methodist Church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Choir, Sanctuary Choir of Unity of Washington, D.C., and the Colston Memorial Choir of the Sanctuary of Kingdom Square Chronicle. Enjoy a moment in history with narrator Kevin Hawkins as you travel back in time meet Mary Harris, a plantation worker as well as Hari Jones, a storyteller; Louis Jones, a Union Solider; Sandy Wilson, a medical doctor, and Sandra Walia, who will portray Elizabeth Keckley, Mary Todd Lincoln?s seamstress.

Admission to the theatre is free, however, seating is limited. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Ford's Theatre National Historic Site is located at 511 10th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

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