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There is no question that Frederick Douglass was a great man during his time and after. Finally, on Capitol Hill, Douglass is being honored as one of the great Americans of all time, and getting the respect that he deserves.
Douglass wasn’t just a man who freed himself from slavery, he also advised President Abraham Lincoln as he sought to free the slaves. Vice President Biden, along with Democratic Sen. Harry Reid and Democratic Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, came to the ceremony to dedicate the Douglass statue. Members of his family came along as well, including Nettie Washington Douglass, Frederick Douglass’ great great granddaughter and her son Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.
The statue is going to stand right next to the ones of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and Sojourner Truth in Emancipation Hall.
Without brave men like Douglass, we would not have our freedom, so take a second to show your thanks and support.