Little Known Black History Fact: Anniversary of the Frederick Douglass Statue

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The Douglass statue was created by Steven Weitzman of Maryland and depicts the abolitionist standing next to a lectern while clutching a piece of paper.

The movement of the Douglass bust is also a win for D.C. Each state has two statues in the Capitol and the District has been waiting for their turn. Frederick Douglass was a resident of Washington D.C. and served as the city’s first Recorder of Deeds.

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