Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association, Inc. Brochure, undated

About the Project

Did you know Frederick Douglass’ chosen birthday of February 14th was once celebrated as a school holiday in Washington, D.C., known as Douglass Day? Students learned about the life of Douglass, heard his speeches and excerpts from his publications, and listened to poems dedicated to the remarkable statesman. The celebration rapidly spread to other parts of the country and to institutions beyond schools. African American churches and women’s social clubs also sponsored Douglass Day events, where social issues were discussed, along with the preservation of Douglass’ home, Cedar Hill, in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C. This year, you can help us celebrate Frederick Douglass and uncover historic efforts to preserve the Frederick Douglass Home by transcribing the correspondence of the Coordination Committee of Anacostia and Vicinity, now preserved in the Anacostia Community Museum’s Dale-Patterson Family Collection.

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