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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 annual Violins for Douglass Violin Scholarship contest sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association (FDMHA) is now open to the public. FDMHA organizes the need-based Violins contest (in addition to other contests) to empower talented young people and to honor the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass. Contest winners will be recognized at a ceremony where they will receive monetary or non-monetary awards...

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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 celebrating their 117th Anniversary and honoring the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass. The Association will donate 250 copies of a special Bicentennial edition of the “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave” written by Frederick Douglass....

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The Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI) is set 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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