Frederick Douglass
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I am happy to see that activist and members of the Frederick Douglass family are advocating for his banners to commemorate his 200th birthday in historic Anacostia. The main case for this is awareness and remembrance. Douglass lived a good part of his life in Southeast and the residents there now, who may or may not know should be reminded of this great man and his rightful place in American history. Come on D.C., let’s make this happen!

Rhonda Perry
Laurel, Md.

Make-a-Wish Helps Dreams Come True

It warmed my heart to see Make-a-Wish “make a wish” come true for 14-year-old Olivia Grace Jones. I wasn’t sure if kids with terminal illnesses still get these opportunities, but now I know that they still do and I am truly happy to see that. I am also happy to see African-American children getting the chance to be seen, recognized and having a dream fulfilled. How awesome is it that her wish is to travel to the motherland and experience nature’s beauty? I’m praying for her and her family. I hope they have a wonderful time in South Africa.

Melanie Combs
Washington, D.C.

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