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FREDERICK DOUGLASS STATUE COMES TO U.S. CAPITOL (1115 hits)

THE GRIOT, September 11, 2012 -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday night approved a resolution that will move the bust of Frederick Douglass to the Capitol, making him only the third African-American to be so honored. The other two: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Sojourner Truth. There are 180 busts on display at the Capitol.

The bill, H.R. 6336, was sponsored by Republican congressman Dan Lundgren of California, and cosponsored by Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents the District of Columbia. A similar resolution was introduced in June by Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schumer.


On Monday, Norton hailed the introduction of the bill, writing on her House website:

“I know that residents are as gratified as I am to see the House considering a bill allowing the District’s Frederick Douglass statue to be moved into the U.S. Capitol,” Norton said. “The city was so intent on having the Douglass statue here that it commissioned the statue and put it on display at One Judiciary Square. The statue would be placed alongside statues of other distinguished Americans and will be only the third statue or bust of an African American in the Capitol. This placement will be a fitting tribute to one of the nation’s most important human rights heroes.”
Posted By: Richard Kigel
Friday, September 14th 2012 at 12:50PM
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Bout damn time!!!


Saturday, September 15th 2012 at 9:01PM
Richard Kigel
As Joe Biden would say, it's a big F***ing deal!!!
Sunday, September 16th 2012 at 4:00PM
Siebra Muhammad
Right you are!!!


Sunday, September 16th 2012 at 4:12PM
Richard Kigel
One of the most treasured experiences I will always keep is my visit to Frederick Douglass home in DC. Walking on the floors he stepped on, peeking into his bedroom, noticing his straw hat on the bed and his dumbells on the floor.

I sat on his his front porch, which overlooks all of DC. From that high point you can see the state of Maryland, where he was born a slave--and the WAshington monument and Capitol building.

It was awesome. Today it is a National shrine run by the National park service. EVeryone should take the tour.


Sunday, September 16th 2012 at 7:46PM
Richard Kigel
This is wonderful news Rich. ..

who siad the democrats and republicans could not get along in D.C. ?LOL!! (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
LOL you two. (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
A-W-S-O-M-E!!!(SMILE)
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