Frederick Douglass Bicentennial

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"The Lion of Anacostia"

Celebrate 200 Years of the Life and Legacy of Frederick Douglass

February 2018 made 200 years since the birth of Frederick Douglass. Born enslaved, he sought freedom and against all odds, rose to a life of honor by becoming a statesman, journalist, activist, hero and so much more.
Join the National Park Service on a yearlong commemoration as we honor Douglass's life, his connection to the community and his commitment to social justice during the bicentennial year of his birth.


Bicentennial Guide

Frederick Douglass

Bicentennial Blog

Every object tells a story and the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington, D.C. has more Douglass-related items than any other place in the world. Learn about Douglass's life through the objects and documents that help us tell his story.

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Bicentennial Merchandise

Stop by the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site for exclusive bicentennial merchandise from our partner Eastern National.
Earn a limited edition Junior Ranger badge and get your bicentennial passport stamp!

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Last updated: May 1, 2021

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