Frederick Douglass commemorative plaque unveiling

  • Bernier, C. (Speaker)
  • Alison Turnbull (Speaker)
  • Earnestine Jenkins (Speaker)
  • Bill Lawson (Speaker)

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A commemorative plaque dedicated to Frederick Douglass was unveiled at 33 Gilmore Place in Edinburgh on 15 November 2018.
The unveiling featured speeches by Celeste-Marie Bernier, Professor Earnestine Jenkins (University of Memphis) and Professor Bill Lawson (University of Memphis), as well as HEC's Director of Development and Partnership Alison Turnbull.

Historic Environment Scotland’s Commemorative Plaque Scheme recognises people who have gained local, national and international recognition for their impact and accomplishments connected to Scotland by erecting plaques on the buildings where they lived or worked. Frederick Douglass is the first black person to be honoured through the Commemorative Plaque Scheme.
Period15 Nov 2018
Event titleFrederick Douglass commemorative plaque unveiling
Event typeOther
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational