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Will the Real Frederick Douglass Please Stand Up?

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Frederick Douglass Re-enactor Holds 190th Birthday Party with Kids Wearing Douglass’s Masks

WHO: Elementary school students wearing masks; Frederick Douglass re-enactor/look-a-like

WHAT: 4th and 5th grade students with Frederick Douglass life-sized masks surround the re-enactor for photo-op and get history lesson in Douglass’s first D.C. home at his desk, on loan from the Smithsonian

WHY: To celebrate Black History Month by honoring Frederick Douglass, one of our nation’s most important and influential abolitionists, in his original home and educate children about his life

WHERE: The Frederick Douglass Museum & Hall of Fame for Caring Americans
320 A Street, NE, Washington D.C.

WHEN: Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.

It is no coincidence that February was chosen as Black History Month. Frederick Douglass, the pre-eminent champion of slaves during his time, celebrated his birth and met his death in February. At 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, the day Douglass chose as his birthday (his birth records were never found), more than 30 local elementary school children will attend Frederick Douglass’s 190th birthday party celebration as Douglass himself. The party will take place at Douglass’s first Washington, D.C. home, now The Frederick Douglass Museum and Hall of Fame for Caring Americans, located at 320 A Street, NE.

The Frederick Douglass Museum and Hall of Fame for Caring Americans is maintained by the National Association for Home Care and Hospice and The Caring Institute. The museum has been restored to its 1870s appearance, and, in the years to come, the building will, in the words of Douglass, continue to “teach the people the sacredness of human rights and the brotherhood of man.” For more information on the Frederick Douglass Museum, visit www.caring-institute.org.

Public Relations Contact: Rosica Strategic Public Relations