Little Known Black History Fact: Frederick Douglass Honored with Capitol Statue

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On Wednesday, June 19th, writer, orator, statesman and prominent abolitionist Frederick Douglass was honored by Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker John Boehner and other members of Congress in Washington D.C.

In a ceremony held in Emancipation Hall on the Capitol, a seven-foot bronze statue was unveiled in the likeness of Douglass.

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