Hoyer Statement on Bill to Move Frederick Douglass Statue into U.S. Capitol

For Immediate Release:

September 10, 2012

Contact:

Mariel Saez, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House passed legislation to move the District of Columbia’s Frederick Douglass statue into the United States Capitol:

“I’m pleased that the District of Columbia’s statue of Frederick Douglass will now be on display in the U.S. Capitol. Douglass, who was born in the state of Maryland, spent his entire life fighting injustice and demanding equality for all in our democracy.  This statue will join the halls of the Capitol building as the third statue or bust of an African American, and is a wonderful tribute to a great Marylander and civil rights hero.”

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