Community Invited to Watch Live Stream of Historic Douglass High School Rededication Event

 

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) and its partners invite the community to view a live-stream event of the Historic Douglass High School Education & Development Campus Rededication Ceremony. The event can be viewed live on the LCPS website on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at 2 p.m. The ceremony will be attended by alumni and dignitaries of Douglass High School and will feature remarks by several stakeholders, including:

  • Loudoun County Public Schools Acting Superintendent Dr. Daniel Smith
  • Loudoun County School Board Chair Ian Serotkin
  • Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk
  • Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall
  • Kevin Douglass Greene, the Great-Great Grandson of Frederick Douglass

 

The Douglass High School Commemorative Committee (DHSCC) made this amazing undertaking possible. The committee, formed in May 2021, was tasked with determining how the history and importance of Douglass High School should be shared with the community, and to recommend commemorative components for Loudoun County School Board action in conjunction with the school renovation. The committee is comprised of 17 members representing organizations throughout Loudoun County.

 

The restored 1941 portion of the building will host offices of community partners and will feature a rotating collection of historic photographs, memorabilia and other exhibits commemorating and honoring the rich legacy of past and present generations who helped ensure African American children in Loudoun County could receive an accredited secondary education. The DHSCC, in conjunction with LCPS staff, construction team members, and architects, implemented multiple commemorative concepts to best tell the story of the Douglass High School. The public is invited to visit the campus by contacting  douglassconsortium@gmail.com or info@LDAA1941.org 

 

Published May 19, 2023