In a demonstration of solidarity and recognition of the history of Lincoln Park in Washington, D.C. members of the local, regional and national Douglassonian communities are called to assemble on short notice for an emergency teach-in on the evening of Friday, June 26, 2020
Nathan Richardson will present his internationally known reenactment of Honorable Frederick Douglass with excerpts from select speeches, including the remarks of Frederick Douglass on President Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Douglass will hold a post-performance discussion.
Support commentary will be presented by John O’Brien, President of the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia, John Muller, author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia, and several others.
Members of local, national, regional and international organizations have been invited and are expected to speak; all speakers are welcome, including students and seniors.
The history of Frederick Douglass & Abraham Lincoln will be shared, including the meetings of Douglass and Lincoln in 1863 and 1864 in the White House, their interaction in March 1865 during President Lincoln’s second inauguration, stories of the friendship of Frederick Douglass and Elizabeth Keckley, excerpts of Frederick Douglass 1876 speech, and the friendship of Frederick Douglass and Robert Todd Lincoln.
Local student-Douglassonians will be serving as history ambassadors. Musical performances are waiting to be confirmed as well as participation of honor guards.
Invitations to attend have been extended to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC Mayor Muriel Bower, Douglassonians members of the United States Senate, United States House of Representatives and several other public officials.
More details forthcoming as they become available.
All CDC and DC DOH guidelines will be followed