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Frederick Douglass statue is unveiled in Washington (11 images)

Updated: June 19, 2013 at 8:49 PM
The statue of Frederick Douglass is seen during its unveiling ceremony in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitor Center on June 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The statue is a gift from the District of Columbia. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Members of the Washington, D.C. delegation including Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) (C) and Mayor Vincent Gray (R) pose for a photo during a dedication ceremony for the new Frederick Douglass statue in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitor Center on June 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The statue was a gift from the District of Columbia. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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The statue of Frederick Douglass is seen during its unveiling ceremony in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitor Center on June 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The statue is a gift from the District of Columbia. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) speaks during a dedication ceremony for the new Frederick Douglass statue in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitor Center on June 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The statue was a gift from the District of Columbia. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a dedication ceremony for the new Frederick Douglass statue in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitor Center on June 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The statue was a gift from the District of Columbia. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Rep. Eleanor Norton Holmes (D-DC) speaks during a dedication ceremony for the new Frederick Douglass statue in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitor Center on June 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The statue was a gift from the District of Columbia. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a dedication ceremony for the new Frederick Douglass statue in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitor Center on June 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The statue was a gift from the District of Columbia. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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