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(Grades 1 – 12) Frederick Douglass NHS Virtual Oratorical Contest and Video Contest January 2021: Applications Due 12/18/20

Black woman park ranger. Sitting in front of Frederick Douglass' house. The house is white in the background. The house has a huge tree next to it. The children are looking at the Black woman park ranger with interest.
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site – opportunity for students


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

Virtual Oratorical Contest Guidelines

Guidelines for Video This option is open to grades 6 – 12 


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