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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
1411 W St SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20020
Celebrate the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass's birth with the National Park Service and its community partners on Saturday, February 17, and Sunday, February 18, 2018, at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site!
There will be presentations, dramatic performances by Douglass actors, hands-on kids activities, house and neighborhood tours, music, and a puppet show. Programs and activities are being held at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site and the Anacostia Arts Center. This year's programs and activities will honor the legacy and activism of Frederick Douglass and his connection to the Anacostia community in which his historic home lies.
A full schedule can be found at: nps.gov/frdo/planyourvisit/bicentennial-birthday-weekend.htm.
Speakers include Kenneth B. Morris, the great-great-great grandson of Douglass and co-founder of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, David Blight, Leigh Fought, Phil Darius Wallace, and Fred Morsell.
Walking, biking or using public transportation are the best ways to attend this event. Parking will be difficult to find. A FREE shuttle will be provided from the Anacostia Metro Station to the historic site starting at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, and from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 18. Use the Green Line and exit at the Anacostia Metro Station on the «Howard Road» side to meet the shuttle.
2018 marks the Year of the Anacostia. #FindYourPark as we celebrate the Anacostia River and its surrounding communities, including the Historic Anacostia neighborhood where Frederick Douglass lived. Douglass is commonly revered as the «Lion of Anacostia» by area residents.