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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

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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Apply Now for the 2016 Violins for Douglass Scholarship

Apply Now for the 2016 Violins for Douglass Scholarship

The Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association (FDMHA) has announced the kickoff of its annual Violins for Douglass Scholarship Contest for 2016. To apply, print and complete the application

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2016 FDMHA Essay Scholarship Winners to be Recognized

2016 FDMHA Essay Scholarship Winners to be Recognized

Contestants for the 2016 Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association (FDMHA) essay contest will be honored in a ceremony set for May 1, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at

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Violins for Douglass 2015 Event: More Young Violinists Participate

Violins for Douglass 2015 Event: More Young Violinists Participate

The second Violins for Douglass program was attended by more children than last year’s event. Other attendees included music lovers, educators, students and the general public.

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2015 Essay Scholarship Winners Recognized (video) pt.1

2015 Essay Scholarship Winners Recognized (video) pt.1

Winners of the 2015 Frederick Douglass Memorial & Historical Association (FDMHA) essay scholarship contest were recognized at

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2015 FDMHA Essay Scholarship Winners Honored

2015 FDMHA Essay Scholarship Winners Honored

On Sunday July 26, 2015, the winners of the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association (FDMHA) essay scholarships were recognized at a reception held at the Frederick

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Dedication of Frederick Douglass Statute

Dedication of Frederick Douglass Statute

The bronze statue of noted abolitionist Frederick Douglass was dedicated by Congress at a ceremony on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Emancipation Hall in the United States Capitol Visitor Center. The event was attended by members of Congress, including

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Forum Celebrating 197th Birthday of Frederick Douglass

Forum Celebrating 197th Birthday of Frederick Douglass

A forum celebrating the 197th Birthday of Frederick Douglass was held February 14, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The topic for discussion concerned lessons which could be gleaned

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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