Dharma Douglass Skinner, 8, and sister, Zoe Douglass Skinner, 5 ó Frederick Douglassí great-great-great-great-granddaughters ó attended the statue dedication ceremony in Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center.
Guests representing the travails and legacy of Douglassí life attended the event, as well as schoolchildren from Sacred Heart Catholic School in Northwest D.C., members of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Nettle Washington Douglass, a descendant of both Booker T. Washington and Frederick Douglass.
Even a contingent from the U.S. Marshals Service came to honor their predecessor, who was appointed to the service in 1877.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.