On Monday, February 12, Frederick Douglass IV and his wife addressed the general assembly of two schools in Brooklyn. These schools are located in Bed/Stuy and Brownsville and were named in honor of Frederick Douglass. A luncheon was hosted by Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, which is the former site of the African Wesleyan Methodist Episcopal Church (1854-1938) and the first Black congregation (now called Bridge Street AWME Church). Later in the evening, at 7:00 PM, Mother AME Zion Church, located in the village of Harlem, pastored by the Rev. Dr. Gregory Smith, hosted a wonderful program.
On Tuesday, February 13, starting at 9:00 AM there were brief ceremonies beginning at the Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn, the African Burial Ground and the Manhattan Pier to call attention to a marker, placed by the NYC Landmarks Commission, at the suggestion of the Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry. The day’s events were culminated by a special reception at City Hall hosted by Councilman Alan Gerson.