Happening Today! Virtual Celebration for the Life of Carter G. Woodson

Join the National Park Service and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. (ASALH) as we celebrate the 146th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Carter G. Woodson with an online, Virtual Symposium on Saturday, December 18th from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. This year’s theme for the birthday celebration is “A Bold Vision: Revisiting the Life and Legacy of Dr. Carter G. Woodson and What it Means Today”, and will feature remarks and presentations from NPS officials and community leaders.

Registration for the event can be found at: https://asalh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KnmkCOzYQ2mt1-IGWtQsJQ, which is also where the event can be viewed. Additional viewing of the event can be found at ASALH TV.

Call 202-426-5961 for more information.

Black woman park ranger. Sitting in front of Frederick Douglass' house. The house is white in the background. The house has a huge tree next to it. The children are looking at the Black woman park ranger with interest.

(Grades 1 – 12) Frederick Douglass NHS Virtual Oratorical Contest and Video Contest January 2021: Applications Due 12/18/20

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site – opportunity for students

Via NPS.gov:

Annually, the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site hosts a live oratorical contest at the site where students perform a part of a Frederick Douglass speech that they learn from memory from the stage in the park’s auditorium. This year due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, we cannot host this event live, but we have two exciting options for the 2020 contest, so you can still participate!


Contest Rules and Additional Information

Virtual Oratorical Contest This option is open to grades 1 – 12

Virtual Oratorical Contest Guidelines

Guidelines for Video This option is open to grades 6 – 12 

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Celebrate the 144th Anniversary of the Birth of Mary McLeod Bethune

Flyer for Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site 144th Anniversary of the Birth of Mary McLeod Bethune, events.

The National Park Service will celebrate the 144th anniversary of Mary McLeod Bethune’s birth with two FREE public programs.

A book talk will be held on Friday July 5th 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site. Dr. Rebecca Tuuri will discuss her book, “Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle”.

Saturday July 6th is the return of “Mrs. Bethune’s Washington” Bus Tour. 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. Guests will visit some of the places Mrs. Bethune frequented during her time as a Washington resident.

Again both events are FREE, LIMITED SEATING for bus tour. Reserve a spot by calling 202-426-5961 or send an email to erica_martin@nps.gov

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