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Programs and Initiatives

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

News and Events

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FDMHA Donates Books to Ottley Music School Students

FDMHA Donates Books to Ottley Music School Students

At the Ottley Music School Recital and Graduation Ceremony, which took place in June 2017, graduating students were presented with free copies of the book, Narrative of...

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4th Violins for Douglass Program Features Scholarships, Music & More

4th Violins for Douglass Program Features Scholarships, Music & More

The 4th Annual Violins for Douglass Program took place August 20, 2017 at the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, D.C. The event was attended by a mixed...

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FDMHA Celebrates 117th Anniversary & 200th Birthday of Frederick Douglass

FDMHA Celebrates 117th Anniversary & 200th Birthday of Frederick Douglass

On Tuesday June 6, 2017, the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association (FDMHA) celebrated its 117th Anniversary while also celebrating the 200th birthday...

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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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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) announced plans to distribute 1 Million free copies of a new Bicentennial edition of Frederick Douglass’...

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3rd Violins for Douglass Program: More People Attend, Receive Awards

3rd Violins for Douglass Program: More People Attend, Receive Awards

The Third Violins for Douglass Program took place October 23, 2016 at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Heritage Hall in Washington, D.C. The event was...

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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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2016 FDMHA Essay Scholarship Winners Recognized

2016 FDMHA Essay Scholarship Winners 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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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