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Frederick Douglass statue to be unveiled at Emancipation Hall next week

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Statue of civil rights icon, Frederick Douglass, will be unveiled in Emancipation Hall next Wednesday.

Douglass fled from slavery at the age of 20 and later became a friend and advisor to President Abraham Lincoln.

House Speaker John Boehner says the statue is a fitting tribute to one of the greatest Americans who ever lived. Boehner adds, “Born a slave, Frederick Douglass died a statesman, a hero. Now, he'll join the presidents, authors and innovators who line the walls of the Capitol.”

Douglass will be the 101st statue at the Capitol Visitor Center.


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