Special Thanks & Commendations


Hello, Moonyene! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We are so grateful for you coming to our school last Thursday to gift personalized copies of the Bicentennial Edition of the “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” to our students! Many of them actually started reading their new books before you even left! We were all so excited and grateful to have you here- and of course, THANK YOU for ALWAYS...

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Moonyene Jackson-Amis, Esq. President Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association Dear Ms. Jackson-Amis, We are writing to thank you for the Scholarship for Violins for Douglass.  Sophia was very excited to participate in the competition. It was an honor to receive such a prestigious scholarship. We are grateful to the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association for all the care and help they have provided for...

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Hello Ms. Jackson, I just wanted to THANK YOU for extending the opportunity of attending the “Violins for Douglass” workshop to our students at KIPP DC: KEY Academy. Three of our Honors Orchestra (VIVACE!) students attended the workshop on Sunday and they ALL came back RAVING about what a wonderful time they had! Thank you again and I look forward to having more of our students apply for scholarships next year and attend next year’s...

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Dear Trustees of the Violins for Douglass Scholarship and donor: I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for making the Violin for Douglass scholarship of $1000 possible. I was not only surprised, but overjoyed when I was selected as a recipient of this scholarship. I am Kaylee Guadron, a high school student studying at Northwestern High School. This scholarship sets up an enjoyable and interactive workshop with all who...

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To the members of The Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association: – The presentation of “Violins for Douglass” was a blessed gift of light, love and liberty. That Mr. Douglass chose to display the strings of his inner voice through this marvelous, melodious instrument was a joyful revelation. And to be in the presence of the noted musicians, Kathleen Thomas and Tanya Murphy of the Eboni Strings, and H. Kevin Gillis,...

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