Frederick Doulgass’ seven foot tall bronze statue erected at the Emancipation Hall of the United States Visitor Center on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Hailed as an “equality fighter” and a self-proclaimed member of the Republican Party, Frederick Douglass takes his place among other African American greats honored in the Capitol with a statue or a bust – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Sojourner Truth.

Gifted by residents of the District of Columbia, Douglass’ bronze statue stands seven foot tall and depicts him in his 50s, leaning against a lectern while giving a speech.