Jubilee Voices at Annual Frederick Douglass Birthday Celebration

by on February 1, 2014
Jubilee Voices

The Washington Revels Jubilee Voices, including Andrea Blackford, left, sing “Oh Freedom” at the Frederick Douglass National Historical Site’s 194th celebration of Douglass’ birth. The event was held in a tent on the grounds of the historic Douglass home in Southeast Washington. Photo by Sonya Doctorian, The Washington Post

On Saturday, February 8, from 10 am until 5 pm, celebrate Frederick Douglass’s 196th birthday in this celebration of the life of this great orator, abolitionist, and statesman. Hear music from the Civil War era from the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices, see demonstrations of a Civil War soldier’s life and weaponry, enjoy fun activities for kids, and learn more about the role of African American soldiers in the Civil War. Jubilee Voices performs at 10 am during the Opening Ceremonies at the Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Place, SE, before the gathering processes the half-mile from there to the Douglass House).  For more information about the event, go to Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, 1411 W Street SE, Washington, D.C.

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