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Programs and Initiatives

To Preserve the Memory and Legacy of Frederick Douglass, we Support the Following Programs

News and Events

Keep up with news, events and updates regarding FDMHA

FDMHA Donates Books to KIPP DC: KEY Academy

FDMHA Donates Books to KIPP DC: KEY Academy

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association (FDMHA) donated 31 personalized, Bicentennial Editions of the “Narrative of...

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2017 Violins for Douglass Scholarship Contest – Apply Now!

2017 Violins for Douglass Scholarship Contest – Apply Now!

The annual Violins for Douglass Violin Scholarship contest sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association (FDMHA) is now open to the public....

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FDMDA Celebrates 117th Anniversary and 200th Birthday of Frederick Douglass

FDMDA Celebrates 117th Anniversary and 200th Birthday of Frederick Douglass

Join the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association (FDMHA) on Tuesday June 6 at the Frederick Douglass Home, 1411 W Street SE, Washington DC, for an event...

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New Frederick Douglass Book – 1 Million Copies to be Distributed Free

New Frederick Douglass Book – 1 Million Copies to be Distributed Free

The Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI) is set to distribute 1 Million free copies of a new Bicentennial edition of Frederick Douglass’ narrative....

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2017 FDMHA Essay Scholarship Contest – Apply Now!

2017 FDMHA Essay Scholarship Contest – Apply Now!

The contest winner is awarded a $3,000 prize. A second place winner receives $2,000 and a third place winner receives $1,000. Apply by March 31, 2017.

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2016 Annual Community Meeting Hosted by FDMHA

2016 Annual Community Meeting Hosted by FDMHA

The Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association (FDMHA) held its Annual Community Meeting on September 17, 2016 at the Frederick Douglass National Historic...

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Donations for Victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Donations for Victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Haiti has endured indescribable devastation for years, most recently by Hurricane Matthew. Would you be willing to help fill a container with non perishable items...

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Third Violins for Douglass Program – October 23, 2016

Third Violins for Douglass Program – October 23, 2016

Save the date – October 23, 2016 – and plan to attend the Third Annual Violins for Douglass Program at the University of the District of Columbia. See the event flyer for more info.

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Notable Quotes, Testimonials and Goodwill Messages

Check out these notable quotes from Frederick Douglass + Testimonials and Goodwill Messages for FDMHA

Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.

— Frederick Douglass

It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

— Frederick Douglass

“If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
― Frederick Douglass

I am so thankful for the support I have received from the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association!

— Cassandra Kendall

The soul that is within me no man can degrade

–Frederick Douglass

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”
― Frederick Douglass

“I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.”

–Frederick Douglass

I am extremely appreciative of FDMHA for supporting my education at East Carolina University.

— Rica Spriggs, 2012 recipient of FDMHA scholarship

“A smile or a tear has not nationality; joy and sorrow speak alike to all nations, and they, above all the confusion of tongues, proclaim the brotherhood of man”
― Frederick Douglass

“The life of a nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.”
― Frederick Douglass (c. 1818 – 1895)

  • Knowledge Makes Man Unfit to Be Slave.
  • Frederick Douglass – Easier to Build Strong Children
  • Frederick Douglass – No Struggle, No Progress
  • Cassandra Kendall
  • The Soul That is Within Me
  • The Limits of Tyrants are Prescribed
  • I Prayed for Twenty Years
  • Rica Spriggs
  • Frederick Douglass – A smile or Tear
  • Frederick Douglass – Life of a Nation