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Hoyer Meets with the Family of Frederick Douglass

WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) met with Ken Morris, the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington, and University of Maryland Professor Mark Leone. Ken Morris serves as Chair of the Commission celebrating the Bicentennial Anniversary of Frederick Douglass' birth. He is co-founder and president of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, a non-profit which seeks to continue the legacy of Frederick Douglass. Professor Leone has led excavations of the Wye House Plantation on Maryland's Eastern Shore. 

"I was very pleased to have the opportunity to meet with Ken and Professor Leone to learn more about the important life and legacy of Marylander Frederick Douglass," said Congressman Hoyer. "Frederick Douglass was a great American, a son of Maryland, and a civil rights hero. During Black History Month, let us reaffirm our commitment to the work of Frederick Douglass and other leaders in the abolitionist movement."