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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 the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. The books were donated by the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association (FDMHA). President of FDMHA, Moonyene S. Jackson, Esq., presented the books to the graduating students. In her remarks at the event,...

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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 audience that included aspiring violinists of all ages, accomplished musicians, teachers, students and other members of the public. Prior to the main event, free violin lessons and rehearsals were provided by Eboni Strings and H. Kevin Gillis – Conductor. Following...

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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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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 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 attended by dozens of students, music lovers and members of the public. The keynote speaker was Sam Ford, an award winning journalist and reporter for ABC7/News Channel 8. Prior to the main event, dozens of attendees participated in violin rehearsals conducted by Eboni...

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