It’s been a long journey for one of our greatest citizens.
Today at 11 am, Frederick Douglass will be immortalized with a statue in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol. The seven-foot bronze statue was previously located in Judiciary Square.
Live coverage is on the web. (Hat tip: Matthew Gilmore).
Let me add I’m disappointed with some of local coverage of this story, one that is very important to many residents of the District and beyond. Googling "Douglass statue" revealed ABCNews7 and WTOP simply rehashed the AP report. Reading it, someone not familiar with the story might think the statue was new.
It is not. It was located in Judiciary Square for the past six years. I went there a couple of years ago and sneaked a photo. Guards had previously not allowed them, although it is uncertain under what rules or laws.
Anyway, a great day for a great American.