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Anti-Slavery Icon Remembered

Statue on Frederick Douglass unveiled in the U.S. Capitol's Emancipation Hall on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (Photo: AP)

Frederick Douglass' great-great granddaughter Nettie Washington Douglass, & son Kenneth Morris, Jr., House Speaker John Boehner & VP Joe Biden (Photo:Carolyn Kaster/AP)

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(AURN) -- Several descendants of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass were on hand at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, June 19, for the unveiling of a bronze statue in his honor.

Nettie Washington Douglass, Harry Reid

Speaking before a crowd of some 600 people present for the dedication ceremony, Douglass' great-great granddaughter Nettie Washington-Douglass, said he believed in freedom and equality for “all of us, regardless of our race, gender, religion or sexual orientation."







(Photo: Frederick Douglass' great-great granddaughter Nettie Washington-Douglass with U.S. Senator Harry Reid at dedication of Frederick Douglass statue at U.S. Capitol/Molly Riley, MCT)

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