If you are anywhere near Washington, DC on Saturday, February 12, 2011, consider going to Frederick Douglass’ 193rd birthday party, which will be held at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (part of the National Park Service). The celebration will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Opening Ceremony includes a keynote address by poet, R. Dwayne Betts. This year’s theme revolves around Douglass’ love for books and University of Rochester professor, John Michael, will speak about Douglass’ personal library. There will be music, a film screening, tours of Frederick Douglass’ home and much more. The celebration is also serving as a fundraiser for the library at Ballou High School. (More about this in a separate post.)
All events are free.