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Government shutdown shutters the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Anacostia

FDNHS_Neighborhood Children on Cedar Hill front porch _ March 2012

Neighborhood children are locked out from enjoying and recreating on the familiar and friendly grounds of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Anacostia. [Photo by the author, summer 2012]

“I hope someone makes a collage of the disappointed faces as they’re turned away from places like the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington D.C.,” says Robert J. Benz, founder executive vice president of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives. “What would Frederick Douglass think of our legislators today as he sat on the porch of his home at Cedar Hill overlooking the Capitol Building? This shouldn’t happen.”

Read more here: The Grio — “Black historical sites suffer in government shutdown

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