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Mayor Bowser to Unveil Newly Restored Portrait of Frederick Douglass

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Wednesday, February 14 at 2:30 pm, Mayor Bowser will unveil the newly restored portrait of Frederick Douglass in the Mayor’s Ceremonial room in honor of his 200th birthday celebration. The portrait of Frederick Douglass was commissioned in 1936 by Recorder of Deeds William J. Thompkins (term of office 1934-1944). In honor of the unveiling, items from the Office of Public Records Archives collection will be on display in the Ceremonial Room. Follow the unveiling, the Ceremonial Room will host an Open House through 7 pm.
This week, Mayor Bowser will continue to celebrate #BlackHistoryDC Month with a series of events dedicated to commemorate Frederick Douglass’ 200th birthday and the impact Mr. Douglass had on the District, the nation, and the world.
Wednesday, February 14 at 2:30 pm
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Secretary Lauren Vaughan
Tara Morrision, Superintendent, National Capital Parks – East  
John A. Wilson Building, Mayor’s Ceremonial Room (509)
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
*Closest Metros: Federal Triangle and Metro Center Metro Stations*
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).