Race in America

November 19, 2012 12:00 AM

With Capitol statue of Frederick Douglass, D.C. gets some respect

The statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass that’s standing in the atrium of a Washington government office building has been a symbol-in-waiting – until now. The Civil War-era icon’s image is about to move to the Capitol’s Emancipation Hall, where it will be one of only three statues of African-Americans in the complex.

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