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Congressman Cantor Participates In Bipartisan Dedication Of Frederick Douglass Statue

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-07) today participated in the bipartisan dedication of a new statue honoring Frederick Douglass in the U.S. Capitol:

"Today, we celebrate the life of Frederick Douglass and his contributions to the abolitionist movement. Frederick Douglass led the fight for equality and was a powerful voice for freedom in America. His belief that all Americans, regardless of background, should have a chance at pursuing the American Dream is a defining principle that has led us to be the freest and most prosperous nation on earth. As Congress continues its work to ensure a brighter future for our children and grandchildren, it is the legacy of heroes like Frederick Douglass -- and all those who line the halls of the Capitol -- that inspire us to do better and create greater opportunity for all."

Frederick Douglass will be the fourth African American to be represented in the Capitol's collection, joining a statue of Rosa Parks and busts of Martin Luther King Jr. and Sojourner Truth. His statue will be on permanent display in Emancipation Hall of the Capitol Visitors Center.


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