Washington, DC – Will Congress allow acknowledgement to one of our nation’s greatest statesmen? Will justice be served to an abolitionist who dedicated his life to justice for all? Will the global activist be recognized for his military service and historical significance as the first African American vice presidential nominee? Or jettison US history in the current morass of partisan politics? A true embodiment of the “American dream”, Frederick Douglass rose from slavery to a life as a political leader and confidant to President Abraham Lincoln.