Posts Tagged 16th Street

Anacostia AMP Youth Sports Association keeps alive Douglassonian tradition of uplifting next generation of youngsters

Frederick Douglass & HillsdaleYesterday I had opportunity to attend a practice of the Anacostia Steelers in Anacostia Park. While walking to the pool I came across artwork recognizing the connection between Dr. Frederick Douglass and the communities of Hillsdale and Barry Farm.

While in Washington City the Douglass family invested in the uplifting of local children and their families through education, employment, political activism and participation and even sports.

Coach Tony of the Anacostia Steelers and Ms. Paige of the Anacostia AMP Youth Sports Association, and all of their support coaches, volunteers and parents are keeping the Douglassonian tradition of uplifting the next generation of youngsters alive.

For more information please “LIKE” the Facebook page for the Anacostia Steelers and the Anacostia AMP Outreach & Empowerment Center.

Full article forthcoming …


Ana Steelers -- huddle up

Ana Steelers -- offense versus defense

Ana Steelers -- sun set

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14 foot Frederick Douglass mural by Aniekan at 16th & W Street SE in Old Anacostia, Washington, DC

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Everyone involved with the installation of this new mural of a commanding Dr. Frederick (Bailey) Douglass at 16th & W Street SE should be applauded and commended, with special thanks to W Street Douglassonian Ms. Melody, store owner Ephrame, muralist Aniekan Udofia and all of Old Anacostia.

 

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Community Picture Day in Old Anacostia (Interview at 16th & W Street SE in Old Anacostia w/ Tarence Bailey, Sr. from The Hill in Talbot County, Maryland)

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Anacostia Community Picture Day @ “Spread Southside Love” Mural (March 18, 2018)

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Community Picture Day, March 18, 2018. “Spread Southside Love”

Special thanks to Ephrame aka “E” for his leadership as a small business owner in the community, muralist Rebeka Ryvola for her creation of a vernacular mural which captures Frederick Douglass with his local and national friends, local author Dr. Courtney Davis for organizing the picture day, Ranger Nate, Ranger Virginia and the good folks of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site for their presence and Grahams Alley Douglassonian Tarence Bailey, Sr. of The Hill community of Old Easton, Maryland in Tablot County for coming together to make a memorable day for the neighborhood of Old Anacostia.

Thank you for your kind support!

P.S. Want to extend special thanks to those who supported the creation of the mural with in-kind donations or a financial contribution to cover costs.


Anacostia Watershed Society
Capital Community News (East of the River)
Susan Carlson
Community Forklift
Nettie Washington Douglass
Brandon & Anna-Lee Dozier
Prof. Leigh Fought
Frager’s Hardware Store
Dr. Perry Frank
Christopher Hopkins
Phil Hutinet (East City Arts)
Jah
Kevin
John Kouros
Maureen Mais-Jack
Melissa Miller
Kenneth B. Morris
Stephen “Boundary Stones Godfather” Powers
Brent & Leigh Peterson-Weiser
Joshie Philpot
Mr. Ray
Germany Ray
Principal Riddlesprigger (Ketcham Elementary School)
Sanni
Steven Shofar
Street Sense 
Katherine Thomas
W Street Douglassonians
Washington Informer 
Raymond Weeden (DC Prep – Anacostia Elementary Campus)

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Tarence Bailey, Grahams Alley Douglassonian of Easton, Maryland, connects with W Street Douglassonians of Old Anacostia

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Tarence Bailey, an original Grahams Alley Douglassonian from Easton, Maryland in Talbot County, Maryland, native soul of the ancestral African Bailey Tribe.

On Sunday, March 18, 2018 in the year of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Mr. Tarence Bailey (US Army, Ret.), whose grandfather (5x) Perry Bailey was the older brother of Dr. Frederick (Bailey) Douglass and who passed in 1880 on Cedar Hill, walked the streets of Old Anacostia to connect with local inhabitants and indigenous Douglassonians.

It is not any man, or woman, person or group who can hold the time and attention of young men on the corners by chopping up the math and science of American and African history.

Mr. Bailey shared some of his experiences growing up in Easton in the 1980s and early 1990s when the area was faced with similar challenges that face Anacostia, as well as a tour he took of the Wye Plantation where ancestors of his Tribe are buried in an unmarked mass slave grave that has been maintained for longer than this country has existed. History is not something in a history book or biography to Mr. Bailey.

No firm plans were yet made to unite the two villages but it is known among tribal leaders of Old Ana the Eastern Shore mutually respects and welcomes W Street Douglassonians for a visit across the Bay to the native soil that birthed the Sage of Anacostia and America’s Pharaoh, Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey.

Mr. Bailey shared some of the differences and similarities of Old Easton and Old Anacostia. His authority and ability to speak on history was respected and openly received. The history of the Bailey Tribe is the history of this country. The history of Mr. (Bailey) Douglass on Jefferson Street is the history of Old Ana. The history of Old Ana is the history of DC. The history of DC is the history of this country.

Young men at 16th & U and some of the older-younger guys at 16th & V spoke with Mr. Bailey and expressed mutual respect and admiration for the unique and sacred Douglassonian legacy the two communities have a shared responsibility to uphold and protect.

For the purposes of local lore and the year of the Bicentennial of Frederick Douglass’ Birth it was a historic and important day for the neighborhood of Old Anacostia to host Mr. Bailey.

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“Spread Southside Love” Frederick Douglass mural makes cover of March East of the River!

East-of-the-River-Magazine-March-2018-page-001Thank you Capital Community News and the editors of East of the River!

Paper will be distributed throughout the neighborhoods of Wards 7 & 8 Saturday, March 10, 2018.

Locations include DC Public Library branches, IHOP on Alabama Avenue, Anacostia Arts Center and the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.

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MARCH 18 | SE COMMUNITY PICTURE DAY! — Spread and Show Southeast Love at 16th & W Street SE (Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm)

Community+Picture+Day+with+FD+MuralJoin The Advoc8te and members of the community for a southeast community picture day in front of this new mural in Anacostia!

The Advoc8te will also have plenty of #SOUTHEASTLOVE signs on hand for everyone who comes out!

Let’s spread love and honor our new mural!

All are invited regardless of residency! Join us!

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Editor’s Note:

Thank you to local journalist Nikki Peele and local author Dr. Courtney Davis for leading this community gathering to Spread Southside Love!

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