Celebrate the 199th anniversary of Frederick Douglass’s birth with the National Park Service and its community partners on Saturday, February 18

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Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place SE
Washington DC 20020

Opening Ceremony               
10:15 am – noon                Keynote address by Dr. Leigh Fought, Le Moyne College, author of Women in the World of Frederick Douglass; music by the Washington Revels’ Jubilee Voices; and speech recitals by students from the annual Oratorical Contest.

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
1411 W Street SE                                                          Washington DC 20020

cedar-hill-modified_1The Life and Times of a Frederick Douglass Portrait
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Explore the long and complex history of a rare and stunning painting of Frederick Douglass that hangs at Cedar Hill. Presentation by Lisa Struckmeyer, Prince William Historic Preservation Office.

Art Comes to Life: Tours of Frederick Douglass’s Home through the Eyes of His Portraits
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Take a guided tour of Cedar Hill and see actors bring portraits of Frederick Douglass’s family and friends to life.

Children’s Art Activities
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Fun activities by EYL: Enjoy Your Life 365 Project.