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.
#FrederickDouglass200 festivities and other mayoral appearances this week include:
- On Tuesday, Mayor Bowser will highlight the Administration’s historic investment in infrastructure and break ground on the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Project.
- On Wednesday, Mayor Bowser will highlight the District’s Cupid’s Kids Initiative by delivering Valentine’s Day cards to homebound DC seniors. The Mayor will also host the unveiling of the restored Fredrick Douglass Portrait in recognition of his 200th birthday celebration.
- On Thursday, Mayor Bowser will attend a book discussion with Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove, authors of the recently released 'Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital.
- On Friday, Mayor Bowser will cut the ribbon for the new fire station, Engine Company 22.
- On Saturday, Mayor Bowser will host the inaugural Frederick Douglass 5K, to become an annual event in the District, kicking off with the official ribbon cutting for the new Oxon Run Trail. After, the Mayor will visit the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, the home and estate of Frederick Douglass, to commence a yearlong celebration of Douglass’ birth and legacy.