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VIDEO: Raising of American flag at Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

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“History at Sunset: Frederick Douglass National Historic Site” w/ Ranger Steve -> Friday, August 30, 2019 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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Photo by Honorable William Alston-El. Copyright strictly enforced.

Freedom by the Orator: Frederick Douglass National Historic Site


The program includes a walking tour of the historic home and detail Frederick Douglass’s experiences and contributions to the Union war effort during the Civil War.

Meet National Park Service Staff outside the Douglass’ home.

1411 W Street SE
Washington, DC 20020

For more information, please visit the Civil War Defenses of Washington website.

More details can be found at the History at Sunset page and on the calendar:

https://www.nps.gov/cwdw/index.htm


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Event: “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” @ Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, July 4 – 11:00 AM

Image may contain: 1 person, standing and wedding“What to the slave is the Fourth of July?,” Frederick Douglass famously posed this question to an audience in Rochester, New York, in 1852. In his speech, Douglass pointed out the bitter irony of celebrating freedom in a nation that still allowed slavery to exist.

At 11:00 am on Thursday, July 4, 2019, a professional actor will portray Frederick Douglass and deliver excerpts from his famous “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” speech.

The program will take place from the front porch of Cedar Hill, Douglass’s historic home in Anacostia.

Seating will be available, but may be limited. The program will be outdoors. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and water bottles. Free parking is available on-site.

Abbreviated tours of the home will be offered to event attendees.


** Thank you for all who joined us for the Douglass Bicentennial July 4th event last year. We WILL NOT be staying open beyond our normal operating hours of 9:00am – 5:00pm this year. **

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Video: “Frederick Douglass: An American Life” (1985) |Director’s cut

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt 2019 at Frederick Douglass National Historic Site open to children ages 0 – 12 (Saturday, April 20 @ 10 AM – 1 PM)

Easter Egg Hunt - April 20, 2019Celebrate the lasting legacy of Frederick Douglass’s at the National Park Service’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10 am to 1 pm at Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in historic Anacostia, Washington D.C.

At this FREE community event, children ages 0 – 12 will hunt for Easter eggs, take pictures with the Easter bunny, play games on the lawn of Cedar Hill, and experience the power of place with ranger led tours of Douglass’s historic home. Join in the fun with arts and crafts lead by local community organizations Konsider Dis and EYL 365 Project. Enjoy story time with Dr. Kelsi Bracmort, author of Simone Visits the Museum and DC native, and get your book signed!

SCHEDULE
10:00 – Arrival of visitors and check-in at the Visitor Center
10:15 – Easter egg hunt will begin for children ages 6 and older.
10:30 – Easter egg hunt will begin for children ages 5 and younger.
9:30am – 1:00pm – Arts & crafts lead by EYL 365 Project and Konsider Dis plus face painting with Rain Young
10:30am – 1:00pm – Lawn games and house tours
11:30am – 12:30pm – Easter Bunny
12:00 – Story time: Dr. Kelsi Bracmort will read her new book, “Simone Visits the Museum,” and be available to sign all day

Visit www.nps.gov/frdo for more information on special programming at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.


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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Celebrates 201st Birthday — Sat., February 16 – 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM @ DC Prep Academy (1409 V Street SE)

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Join the National Park Service on Saturday, February 16, 2019 as we end the bicentennial year of Frederick Douglass’s birth and continue our celebration of the man, his legacy and his impact to the world.

Enjoy a commemorative ceremony from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at D.C. Prep Academy (1409 V Street, SE) featuring historic African American spirituals by the Washington Revels, poetry written and read by local youth, and dramatic recitations of Douglass’s most famous speeches performed by winners of the annual Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Oratorical Contest.

Take a walking tour of the neighborhood surrounding Douglass Cedar Hill estate titled “Douglass Anacostia” and enjoy ranger led house tours on the quarter of every hour between 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Registration required at the visitor center.

 

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Frederick Douglass Annual Birthday Commemoration –> February 16, 2019

Visitors on the front porch of Douglass's homeJoin the National Park Service on Saturday, February 16, 2019 as we end the bicentennial year of Frederick Douglass’s birth and continue our celebration of the man, his legacy and his impact to the world.

Enjoy a commemorative ceremony from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at D.C. Prep Academy (1409 V Street, SE) featuring historic African American spirituals by the Washington Revels, poetry written and read by local youth, and dramatic recitations of Douglass’s most famous speeches performed by winners of the annual Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Oratorical Contest.

Take a walking tour of the neighborhood surrounding Douglass Cedar Hill estate titled “Douglass Anacostia” and enjoy ranger led house tours on the quarter of every hour between 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Registration required at the visitor center.

More information HERE!

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Volunteers needed to help Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Community Day (October 14, 2018)

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Ranger Steve enlisting young scholars and junior rangers.


Volunteers needed to help Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Community Day

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is seeking volunteers to assist with visitor services for a special event at Frederick Douglass’ home.

Annually, the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site celebrates the life of Frederick Douglass with a day of family-friendly fun called “Community Day.” Activities will include house tours, music, crafts for kids, storytelling, face painting, croquet, ice cream making, and living history demonstrations.

This year’s celebration will be Sunday, October 14th from 12 noon – 4:00 pm.

Volunteers are needed to:
• greet visitors
• assist with tours, games, crafts and other activities
• provide site and program information

Volunteers needed Sunday, October 14th
• Event Volunteers 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Volunteer service eligible for students Community Service Project Hours requirement

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is located at:
1411 W Street, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20020

Limited on-street parking is available. Public transportation is recommended. The nearest Metro station is Anacostia (Green Line) and there is also bus service.

Please contact Delphine Gross at (202) 426-5961 or Delphine_gross@nps.gov for more information about this volunteer opportunity.

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The National Park Service Invites You to a Book Discussion on “If I Survive” (Thurs, Sept. 6, 2018, 7pm – 9pm)

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Join us on Thursday at 7pm, as historians and authors Celeste-Marie Bernier and Andrew Taylor are on-hand to discuss their book, “If I Survive: Frederick Douglass and Family in the Walter O. Evans Collection” published by Edinburgh University Press.

The book is a collection of 60 previously unpublished speeches, letters and autobiographies, in addition to over 20 photographs and prints (many unseen) of Frederick Douglass and his sons from the Walter O. Evans Collection. This is the first extensive study of the great abolitionist and his family’s fight for the cause of liberty during the Civil War and in the Post-Emancipation era, as well as the first scholarly annotated transcriptions of these previously unpublished materials.

We hope you can join us for this Book Discussion featuring authors Bernier and Taylor!

Copies of the book will also be available for purchase in the site bookstore. #Douglass200

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Douglass Bicentennial Book Discussion: “If I Survive” Thur., September 6 at 7 PM – 9 PM @ Frederick Douglass National Historic Site [1411 W Street SE]

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The National Park Service is still in the midst of its yearlong bicentennial birthday commemoration of Frederick Douglass. Many books, articles, and journals have been written on Douglass—the leading African American abolitionist, orator, and statesman of the nineteenth century. Historians and authors Celeste-Marie Bernier and Andrew Taylor have penned one of the newest books on Douglass entitled, “If I Survive: Frederick Douglass and Family in the Walter O. Evans Collection” published by Edinburgh University Press.

The book is a collection of 60 previously unpublished speeches, letters and autobiographies, in addition to over 20 photographs and prints (many unseen) of Frederick Douglass and his sons from the Walter O. Evans Collection. This is the first extensive study of the great abolitionist and his family’s fight for the cause of liberty during the Civil War and in the Post-Emancipation era, as well as the first scholarly annotated transcriptions of these previously unpublished materials.

We hope you can join us for this Book Discussion featuring authors Bernier and Taylor!

Copies of the book will also be available for purchase in the site bookstore.


This is the most important book in Douglassoniana Studies published in generations.

Peace Islam to my dear friend William Alston El.
He would be tickled.

The most important work of Douglassonian Studies published in the Bicentennial year of Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is published by our dear friend — our European friend — Prof. Bernie.

I carry it how I carry it because that is how I was taught to carry it.

We must recognize and acknowledge the importance of uplifting the truth of Dr. Frederick (Bailey) Douglass and his yet untold story.

It is an American story that spans the Caribbean nations and across three continents.

All these folks have it twisted and tangled.
Therefore whereas there is opportunity for yung scholars to rise up out of their communities and tell the untold story.

But there are no scholars. Just those running game.

This is no game.
This is not speculative anti-history.

This is annotated Douglassonian Studies.
Family letters, biographies, photos, etc.

Family First
The Douglasses can speak for themselves.

And if Americans have to have a European scholar enlighten us to the ignorance of our history then so be it.

How do you think we got Donald Trump?

Come through W Street.

Learn how to uplift fallen history that is long overdue for this country and empower yourself to take ownership of your own history.

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