Norton’s Remarks At Congressional Ceremony Commemorating The 200th Anniversary Of Frederick Douglass’ Birth Focus On His Life As a D.C. Resident


Norton’s Remarks at Congressional Ceremony Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of Frederick Douglass’ Birth Focus on His Life as a D.C. Resident

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today will speak at a congressional ceremony honoring the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Douglass on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 5:30 p.m., in Emancipation Hall of the Capitol Visitor Center (First St NE).  Norton will focus on Douglass’ life as a District of Columbia resident, saying that he found he “could not live in the District of Columbia without becoming a champion for D.C. residents to have the same rights as Americans who lived in the states.”
Norton’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow.
Remarks of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton …

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