Frederick Douglass

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Jay-Z, Walt Whitman Headline ‘Cool’ Exhibit in D.C.

Curators at the National Portrait Gallery want to know what it means to be cool.

02/06/2014

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Biden Calls for D.C. Voting Rights During Frederick Douglass Tribute

Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday used a tribute to 19th-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass to renew the call for equal voting rights for people who live in the nation’s capital.

06/19/2013

Workers set up folding chairs in preparation for the US Presidential Inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 8, 2013. US President Barack Obama will be ceremonially sworn in for his second term during the public Inauguration event attended by hundreds of thousands of spectators on January 21, 2013. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Douglass Statue to be Unveiled in Capitol in June

The District of Columbia’s statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass will be unveiled inside the U.S. Capitol next month.

05/21/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Black History Month 2013 In The Washington DC Area

The District hosts a plethora of events celebrating historical to present-day champions of African American arts and culture.

02/04/2013

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D.C. Leaders to Celebrate Statue Relocation

A statue of Frederick Douglass will soon be moved to the United States Capitol alongside statues of luminaries from the 50 states, and District of Columbia leaders are planning to celebrate the move.

02/04/2013

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