Tentative Schedule – Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Community Conference, Sat., Dec 9th – 9am – 4pm @ DC Prep [1409 V Street SE]

FDNHS_Neighborhood Children on Cedar Hill front porch _ March 20129:00 am – 9:30 am – light refreshments

9:30 am – 9:45 am — Welcome Remarks

  • Rev. Mr. Robert White, Sr., Saint Martin of Tours Catholic Church
  • Mr. Amir Muhammad, America’s Islamic Heritage Museum
  • John Muller, author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.
  • Raymond Weeden, DC Prep
  • Mr. Milton Bryant, John H. Ketcham Elementary School
  • Ty’zaeha Garvin-Bailey, 5th grader John H. Ketcham Elementary School
  • United States Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (Confirmed)

9:45 am – 10:45 am – “Neighborhood Memories of Cedar Hill and Mr. Douglass’ House”

  • Panel of local residents who recall Cedar Hill during the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and 1990s.
    • Confirmed: Rev. Oliver “OJ” Johnson, former ANC representing Historic Anacostia; local legend
    • Confirmed: Andre E. Myrick, local photographer; former resident of Cedar Gardens
    • Confirmed: Donald E. Scoggins, Frederick Douglass Memorial Historical Association; knew Ms. Gladys B. Parham

10:50 am – 11:50 am – “Mr. Douglass at Home and Local Activism”

  • Kimberly Springle, Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives
  • Nathan Heavers, Virginia Tech University

11:50 am – 12:45 pm – lunch

  • Catering provided by Claudie’s Soulful Eats

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm — “Mr. Douglass and the Federal Government”

  • John T. Elliff, Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia
  • David Turk, United States Marshal Service
  • Kym Elder, National Park Service

2:05 pm – 3:00 pm — “Living Heritage of Frederick Douglass in Washington and Baltimore”

  • Lou Fields, Douglass expert and tour guide of Historic Fells Point, Baltimore, MD
  • Denise Rolark Barnes, publisher of Washington Informer 
  • Jennifer Morris, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution
  • Invitation extended to Howard University History Department

3:05 pm – 3:45 pm – community round table and discussion

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm — closing remarks

  1. #1 by Maureen jais-Mick on November 22, 2017 - 10:49 pm

    Would be so grateful if you would record for those of us unable to attend. I’ll be honoring Mr. Douglass by volunteering at the annual Douglass Oratorical Contest at Cedar Hill that day. Maureen

    • #2 by jmullerwashingtonsyndicate on November 30, 2017 - 9:03 am


      Many thanks for your support of the event!

      Thanks to Mr. Weeden at DC Prep looks like he’ll be able to get Richard Wright PCS to record the event. For folks such as yourself, TRU historians, this should be an interesting event. I think it’s keeping the spirit of Mr. Douglass alive and well. Not sure if it will be YouTubed but it’s looking good that it’ll be recorded. Will keep you in the loop.

      Very respectfully,

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