For a sneak preview of next week’s ceremony honoring Frederick Douglass at the U.S. Capitol, watch Speaker Boehner’s new video and visit our new website at speaker.gov/frederickdouglass. The ceremony will take place next Wednesday, June 19, at 11 AM ET, and will be streamed live online.
Speaker Boehner’s preview video was recorded in Emancipation Hall of the Capitol Visitors Center, right where the statue of Frederick Douglass will be placed. The statue is a gift from the District of Columbia, and will join “the presidents, authors, and innovators who line the walls of the Capitol,” says Boehner. “It’s a fitting tribute to one of the greatest Americans and voices for freedom who ever lived.”
Our website has information about Douglass, his life, and friendship with President Abraham Lincoln; and information on the ceremony and the statue itself. The site also boasts a responsive design, so it should scale and resize smartly to whatever device you’re on (desktop, mobile phone, tablet, anything).
Visit speaker.gov/frederickdouglass to learn more and tune in next Wednesday at 11 AM ET.