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