Friday, October 12, 2012

New York Times: 'Washington to Get Bronze Representative in Capitol'

[A statue of Frederick Douglass, waiting nearby since 2007, will be moved to the Capitol.  (Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times)]

John Malveaux of tells AfriClassical: "Douglass statue in Constitution Hall-Douglass also was a violinist."  John provides C-SPAN video entitled: "ACCEPTANCE OF STATUE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS FOR PLACEMENT IN EMANCIPATION HALL

The story of the vote was also reported in The New York Times:

New York Times

Washington to Get Bronze Representative in Capitol

Only slightly less insulting to residents than their lack of a voting member of Congress is the fact that the District has never been represented in statue form in the city’s most glorious building. For years, lawmakers refused to permit the District the two statues in the Capitol that each state is permitted, pointing out that the District, in fact, is not a state.

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