A group of residents is hoping to install a new mural to bring attention to, as well as honor, the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial and the Centennial of Anacostia Park (all part of the Year of the Anacostia).
The new owner of a corner store at 16th & W Street SE in Old Historic Anacostia has supported an effort to create a mural on the 16th Street SE side of his building. The residents hope to install the mural before Feb. 17, 2018, coinciding with the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site's celebration of the Douglass birthday with speakers and presenters. The mural installation will involve the local community and bring the spirit of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial to the streets he walked and neighborhood he called home. There will be outreach to involve local children and teenagers and local media to generate positive attention to the legacy and importance of Frederick Douglass to the local community of Old Anacostia and specifically the inhabitants of W Street SE and surrounding environs.
You can help support the mural here.