Thursday, February 17, 2011

First African-American Senator

For Black History Month, we honoring famous African-Americans with ties to Washington DC.

Hiram Revels was the first African-American elected to the United States Senate. He represented the state of Mississippi and completed the term that had been abandoned by Jefferson Davis. Revels took his oath of office for the Senate on February 25, 1870.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Mr. Douglass Comes to Washington

Since February is Black History Month, we're honoring prominent African-Americans who had ties to Washington DC.

In 1872, Frederick Douglass moved to Washington DC. Originally, he and his family lived on A Street on Capitol Hill. He later purchased an estate that he renamed Cedar Hill in Southeast Washington. During his residence in Washington, Douglass held several important posts, including Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia and U.S. Marshal of the District of Columbia.

Framed Frederick Douglass Portrait

Friday, February 04, 2011

Adult Double Dutch Session Begins

Free sessions begin
Friday, February 18, 2011

Jump Into some fun!

Five weeks of Adult Double Dutch sessions will take place on Fridays from 6:30 - 7:30p.m. at the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20017, near the Brookland-CUA Metro on the red line.

The program is designed for adults, but all ages are welcome. Bring a doctor's note or be prepared to sign a waiver and come ready to have fun!

Price: FREE