Saturday, February 15, 2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Celebrating the 202nd Birthday of Frederick Douglass and the Centennial of the 19th Amendment at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.
Join the National Park Service as we celebrate the 202nd anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass on Saturday, February 15th. This year’s celebration will focus on Douglass’ role in the Women’s Rights and Suffrage Movements as part of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. We are also focusing on the the contributions of African American Women in the Suffrage Movement because this story is often under-represented in history.
The program will open with our traditional opening ceremony at 10:15 a.m. at Anacostia High School Auditorium and will continue all afternoon with programs at the Frederick Douglass NHS, Anacostia Arts Center, and Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument. Programs include special tours, actors portraying Douglass and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, hands on art programs, exhibitors, performances and guest speakers. A shuttle will run between the program locations in Historic Anacostia beginning at Noon.
Vote for the African American suffragist you identify with or admire the most!! We are conducting a “vote” on Facebook and in person on the day of the birthday event. All sites hosting programs will be official “polling” places for this fun vote and you can learn more about the women being featured at the Frederick Douglass visitor center and at Belmont-Paul. The winner will be announced the week of February 16th.
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
1411 W St SE
Washington, DC 20020