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A bronze statue of African-American 19th century abolitionist Frederick Douglass was recently unveiled at the US Capitol’s Emancipation Hall, according to an article on HuffingtonPost.com.
The statue of Douglass was selected by residents of the District of Columbia as the statue of a notable citizen they wanted placed in the Capitol. Douglass’ home is reportedly a national historic site near the area by the Anacostia River.
According to the article, during the unveiling ceremony House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called the statue “a fitting tribute to one of the greatest Americans and voices for freedom who ever lived.”