Trump Signs Law To Honor 200th Anniversary Of Frederick Douglass’ Birth

Trump signs law to honor 200th anniversary of Frederick Douglass’ birth

This is an undated photo of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. | AP Photo

The law, which sailed through the House and Senate in recent weeks, will establish a federal panel to carry out the upcoming festivities to honor Douglass.

11/02/2017 06:21 PM EDT

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]]>President Donald Trump on Thursday signed legislation to create a commission for planning celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became an orator, statesman and leader of the abolitionist movement — and who the president seemed to imply was still alive earlier this year.
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