President Trump signs law to honor 200th anniversary of Frederick Douglass’s birth

President Trump signs law to honor 200th anniversary of Frederick Douglass’s birth
Frederick Douglass

[Ed. – How will the Left manage to turn this into an insult?]

Although completely ignored by the major news networks, President Donald Trump signed into law on Thursday legislation to establish the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission, which will make plans to honor the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), a slave who escaped to freedom and became a leading orator, abolitionist, writer, publisher, and statesman.

Douglass was a Republican who often criticized the slavery-supporting Democratic Party. “It is not true that the Republican Party has not endeavored to protect the negro in his right to vote,” said Douglass in an 1888 speech.  “The whole moral power of the party has been, from first to last, on the side of justice to the negro; and it has only been baffled, in its efforts to protect the negro in his vote, by the Democratic Party.”

In a statement on Thursday, President Trump said, “Today, I am pleased to sign into law, H.R. 2989, the ‘Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act,’ which will create the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission, which will be responsible for planning, developing, and carrying out activities to honor Frederick Douglass on the 200th anniversary of his birth.”

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