Abandoned Frederick Douglass Community Center on Alabama Avenue SE remains despite “New Ward 8”

WIlliam Alston-El stands by the abandoned Frederick Douglass Community Center on Alabama Avenue SE.

WIlliam Alston-El stands by the abandoned Frederick Douglass Community Center on Alabama Avenue SE.

Douglass and Stanton Dwellings may be long gome but this relic of the past remains.

“This is shameful. Even in plain sight, hundreds of cars and people pass here every day, Fred is forgotten. They give out food in the back to people but don’t even have the decency to pick up their boxes. Well, nothing new. Oh, wait, it’s a new day in Ward 8. Haven’t you heard?” – William Alston-El, November 9, 2014

The legacy of John W. Blassingame has been all but forgotten.

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  1. #1 by Khadijah Thomas on December 2, 2014 - 3:59 pm

    I would like to rent this place and reopen it as a daycare in our community, my name is Khadijah Thomas and I currently have a home daycare and I would like to expand as a center. If this is possible please contact me at 2023758623

  2. #2 by Khadijah Thomas on December 2, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    abandoned-frederick-douglass-community-center-on-alabama-avenue-remains-despite-new-ward-8/. I would like to reopen as a daycare center in our community. If possible please contact me at 2023758623

  3. #3 by Francine Jones on May 27, 2015 - 1:05 am

    How can I get this building to use for educational purposes?

  4. #4 by Francine Jones on May 27, 2015 - 1:11 am

    How can I get this building for educational purposes.

  5. #5 by Everette Mcilwain on November 9, 2015 - 9:04 pm

    I have been trying to find out who is in control of the Frederick Douglass community center. Myself along with other residents were trying to start a non profit organization, and we wanted to re open the center for the youth in the community as well as activities for the elderly. Please please email me back if you have any information that would help us out. Thanks in advance

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