Thursday, March 23, 2017

Nashville Changes Fred Douglass Park to Frederick Douglass Park. Finally.

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 2:51 PM

When it comes to honoring African-American heroes, Memphis has had its own awkward moments as witnessed by text on the original Tom Lee monument erected in 1954. But this is next level stuff. Key bit from The Tennessean:

"On Wednesday, families and children, city officials and the mayor joined descendants of Frederick Douglass in the grassy park bottom where the famed abolitionist visited more than a century ago.

Together they unveiled the new sign that rectified a mistake that for many years left the park with the wrong name — Fred Douglas Park."

Douglass is, as noted by President D.J. Trump, an, "example of somebody who's done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more."



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