Douglass Academy Celebrates the Birthday of Frederick Douglass

February 22, 2021Blog, News & Updates, Press Release, UncategorizedComments Off on Douglass Academy Celebrates the Birthday of Frederick Douglass

Douglass Academy students celebrated the birthday of Frederick Douglass with speeches, quotes, poems, and special lessons. Students then sang “Happy Birthday to You” and ate cupcakes. Douglass Academy, the tuition-free K-5 charter school at 6th & Red Cross Sts., proudly honors the great work of Frederick Douglass each year on Feb. 14, his observed birthday. This year they held celebrations on Feb. 12 as Feb. 14 fell on a Sunday.  

Nikki Chaney, Headmaster of Douglass Academy, commented, “Frederick Douglass is an inspiration to our students. He demonstrated education was the key to freedom and persevered through adversity to become a great role model. As the great man said, ‘Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.’”

Douglass Academy is one of four public charter schools managed by The Roger Bacon Academy, Inc. founded in 1999 by education pioneer Baker Mitchell. The other schools include Charter Day School in Leland, Columbus Charter School in Whiteville, and South Brunswick Charter School in Southport with a combined enrollment of over 2,100 students in K-8. All four are tuition-free, charter schools that welcome all students, regardless of income, ability, or address. To learn more or enroll online, please visit

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