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Speaker : Frederick Douglass commemorative plaque unveiling

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Abstract

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.

Event

Frederick Douglass commemorative plaque unveiling

Duration15 Nov 201815 Nov 2018
Location of event33 Gilmore Place
CityEdinburgh
CountryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionNational event

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