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News Release

Friday, October 12, 2018

Media Relations

“Narrative of The Life of Frederick Douglass” NA18195dm

WHAT:
Donation of 900 copies of Frederick Douglass' Autobiography

WHEN:
Friday, October 12, 2018,
10:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Manual Arts High School
4131 Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca 90037

WHO:
LAPD Deputy Chief Dennis Kato, Commanding Officer, Operations-South Bureau
LAPD Captain Peter Whittingham, Commanding Officer, South Bureau Homicide Division
LAPD Captain Lee Sands, Commanding Officer, Southwest Area
LAPD Captain Chris Waters, Vice President, Region Six, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
Kenneth Morris, great, great, great grandson of Frederick Douglass, and great, great grandson of Booker T. Washington
Dr. Erica Thomas-Minor, Principal, Manual Arts High School
Faculty and staff, Manual Arts High School
Representative, LA Promise Fund
Principal, Hillcrest Elementary School
Parents, students, and other community representatives/supporters of Manual Arts High School

WHY:
The Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI), in partnership with NOBLE, with the support of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), and in collaboration with the LA Promise Fund and Manual Arts High School, will present 900 copies of the special Bicentennial Edition of the "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass." The books will be presented to students of Manual Arts High School and the Hillcrest Elementary School.

This is one of the FDFI's projects that was undertaken as part of the US Congressional decreed Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration.

In keeping with Frederick Douglass' philosophy that "knowledge is the pathway to freedom," FDFI is working with schools all over the country to inspire and empower one million young people to do and be more than they ever dreamed possible. This project was embraced by NOBLE, and adopted by LAPD Operations-South Bureau as an extension of their youth-outreach and education program.

CONTACT:
For further information, contact Captain Whittingham at 626-780-5976.


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