The District of Columbia will finally have a statue of its own at the Capitol, and fittingly, it is one of abolitionist, orator and District resident Frederick Douglass. Although the decision was made a year ago this month, the actual move date was announced over the weekend. The public celebration is scheduled for today from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the lobby of One Judiciary Square where the statue has been displayed.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), who was responsible for getting a bill through Congress to allow a statue representing the District, will be at the celebration, along with the sculptor, Steven Weitzman, and city officials.