Visit to Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Written by Andrea Rouse, OSUBAS Board Member
 
February 14, 2018 marked the 200th birthday of the former slave and renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington, DC planned a two-day program full of house tours, special lectures, musical performances, dramatic performances and hands-on children activities to commemorate the occasion.
 
Local DC area OSU black alumni came out in support of the event and not only helped the event flow smoothly but also learned a lot and had a great time. 
Event highlights included three INCREDIBLE student orators who recited, with both passion and precision, some of Frederick Douglass’ powerful speeches.  Other speakers included local DC-area government leaders and Frederick Douglass’ great-great-great grandson.