Annually, the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site hosts a live oratorical contest at the site where students perform a part of a Frederick Douglass speech that they learn from memory from the stage in the park’s auditorium. This year due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, we cannot host this event live, but we have two exciting options for the 2020 contest, so you can still participate!
Contest Rules and Additional Information
Virtual Oratorical Contest This option is open to grades 1 – 12
Guidelines for Video This option is open to grades 6 – 12