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Reid: “The District Deserves Statehood and Congress Should Act to Grant It”

  Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke at the dedication of the District of Columbia’s statue of Frederick Douglass in Emancipation Hall. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: A decade after President Abraham Lincoln’s death, Frederick Douglass spoke in praise of the Great Emancipator. This is what he said: “The hard condition of…