Frederick Douglass to hold open house Saturday
Frederick Douglass Elementary will host an open house and ice cream social to show off a permanent exhibit of the school’s African-American history.
The exhibit, created through a partnership between George Mason University, the Black History Committee of the Thomas Blatch Library and Loudoun County Public Schools documents the struggles of the African-American community for equal education and the history of the school.
Frederick Douglass Elementary opened as a segregated school in 1958 and was integrated in 1968 under court order. It remained open as a school until 1982 when it was used for program and administrative offices.
The school was demolished last year and a new one has been built in its place.
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