Douglass Academy Celebrates the Birthday of Frederick Douglass

February 20, 2020Blog, News & UpdatesComments Off on Douglass Academy Celebrates the Birthday of Frederick Douglass

Douglass Academy students put on a Frederick Douglass program in front of a packed audience of friends and family. Performances included songs, speeches, quotes, and poems. Students then sang “Happy Birthday to You” and ate cupcakes. Afterwards, a Frederick Douglass reenactor toured campus while students did related lessons. 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.  

Nikki Chaney, Headmaster of Douglass Academy, commented, “Frederick Douglass is an example all students can look to for inspiration. He persevered through adversity to become a beacon of hope and realized education was the key to freedom. 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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