Frederick Douglass Honored
Pioneering journalist Frederick Douglass has been recognized in Washington D.C., for his groundbreaking political reporting. He broke the color barrier at the Capitol press galleries in 1870.
The Associated Press quotes Senate historian Donald Ritchie as saying, "He was here. He did report because the African-American community really wanted to know what was happening in Congress during Reconstruction."
Today, the committee of reporters that controls access to the galleries dedicated a plaque and portrait in honor of him.
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