Contact: Craig D'Ooge (202) 707-9189

March 23, 1995

Frederick Douglass Centennial Symposium To Be Held at the Library of Congress March 30

The Library of Congress, the National Park Service, and the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association will present a joint centennial celebration of Frederick Douglass with an all- day symposium at the Library of Congress on Thursday, March 30 The symposium, which is open to the public, will begin at 9 a.m. in the West Dining Room, sixth floor, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE.

David Blight, Amherst College, will speak on Frederick Douglass's autobiographies; William McFeely, University of Georgia, will discuss social history as seen through Douglass's home at Cedar Hill; and Waldo E. Martin Jr., University of California at Berkeley, will discuss Douglass's legacy. The day will conclude with a special tour of Cedar Hill and a reception at the Caring Institute, two of Douglass's Washington residences, courtesy of the National Park Service.

Interpreting services (American Sign Language, Contact Signing, Oral and Tactile) will be provided if requested five business days in advance of the event. Call (202) 707-6362 TTY and voice to make a specific request. For other ADA accommodations please contact the Disability Employment Program office at (202) 707-9948 TTY and (202) 707-7544 voice.

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PR 95-043
ISSN 0731-3527

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