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Frederick Douglass Annual Birthday Commemoration
February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Join the National Park Service on Saturday, February 16, 2019 as we end the bicentennial year of Frederick Douglass’s birth and continue our celebration of the man, his legacy and his impact to the world.
Enjoy a commemorative ceremony from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at D.C. Prep Academy (1409 V Street, SE) featuring historic African American spirituals by the Washington Revels, poetry written and read by local youth, and dramatic recitations of Douglass’s most famous speeches performed by winners of the annual Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Oratorical Contest.
Take a walking tour of the neighborhood surrounding Douglass Cedar Hill estate titled “Douglass Anacostia” and enjoy ranger led house tours on the quarter of every hour between 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Registration required at the visitor center. For more information, click here!