Join us for the annual Frederick Douglass oratorical contest - Students compete December 9 and 10

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Date: December 5, 2016
Contact: Emily Linroth, 202-619-7156

WASHINGTON – Experience the same transformative power of language that Frederick Douglass did as a young man at the annual Frederick Douglass National Historic Site oratorical contest on Dec. 9 and 10. Join us for the entire contest or a portion of each day as student contestants in grades 1 through 12 present a portion of a Douglass speech from the stage of the visitor center at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.

What: FREE annual oratorical contest

When: Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10, 2016
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a break between noon and 1 p.m. (both days)

Where: Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
1411 W Street Southeast Washington, DC 20020

Public transportation is available via Metro to the Anacostia Station. Limited parking is available at the park.

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Last updated: December 5, 2016

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