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On Tuesday June 6, 2017, the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association (FDMHA) celebrated its 117th Anniversary while also celebrating the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass. The combined celebration was organized by FDMHA in concert with Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., the great, great, great grandson of Frederick Douglass and President of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives. The event took place at the Frederick...

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Save the date! You are invited!! Join the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association (FDMHA) for a tribute to civil rights leader, scholar and violinist, Frederick Douglass. The event will feature need-based scholarship awards, musical petting zoo with H. Kevin Gillis, workshop and concert by Eboni Strings, and more. Date: August 20, 2017 Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Venue: The African American Civil War Museum, 1925 Vermont...

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On Thursday, June 8, 2017, the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association (FDMHA) donated 31 personalized, Bicentennial Editions of the “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave”, to students of KIPP DC: KEY Academy School in Washington, DC. The books were presented to the Wildcats Homeroom (Class of 2021) by Moonyene Jackson, President of FDMHA. Assisting her was Mrs. Theona Hall....

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The Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI) announced plans to distribute 1 Million free copies of a new Bicentennial edition of Frederick Douglass’ narrative. Frederick Douglass’ great great grandson, Ken Morris, speaking on behalf of FDFI, announced distribution of the book when he visited Talbot County, Maryland in April 2017. Mr. Morris was joined by the President of the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical...

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The Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association (FDMHA) held its Annual Community Meeting on September 17, 2016 at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington, DC. The event was dedicated to the memory of Anna Murray Douglass – the first wife of Frederick Douglass. Those who attended the event included FDMHA Trustees and supporters, students and scholars, members of the Anacostia and and others. The...

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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 – baby pampers, wipes, clothing? If so, please contact us. You can also donate money by clicking here, then completing the online donation form. Your donation is tax deductible and will help to alleviate the suffering endured by the victims of this tragedy. Did you...

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