Feb. 10 – Frederick Douglass Birthday Celebration

Celebrate the life and legacy of activist, orator, and statesman Frederick Douglass!

Jubilee Voices at the Capitol Turnaround for the Frederick Douglass Birthday Celebration 2023

Join Washington Revels Jubilee Voices at the Opening Ceremonies for this annual program celebrating the “Lion of Anacostia,” Frederick Douglass. The celebration includes music by the Jubilee Voices and a performance by students from the Washington Ballet School from THEARC. Learn about the many facets of Frederick Douglass through a lively, interactive Jeopardy-style game about Douglass’s life. Frederick Douglass Oratorical Contest winners will also present their recitations of Douglass’s most famous speeches! 

The program, highlighting African Americans and the Arts, also includes a special panel presentation about the upcoming Broadway musical about Frederick Douglass, “American Prophet,” including the playwright/director Charles Randolph-Wright.

The Opening Ceremony begins at 2 p.m. (doors open early at 12:30 p.m.).

Reservations are not required.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 10, at 2 p.m. (Doors open at 12:30 p.m.)
LOCATION: THEARC, 1801 Mississippi Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20020 < View map >
MORE INFO: Visit the National Park Service’s Events website
TICKETS: Free and Open to the Public!