White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy hands a pen to National President of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs (NACWC), Dr. Rosa Gragg, following the signing of a law designating Frederick Douglass’ home as a part of the National Park System in the National Capital. Standing (L-R): Chairman of the D.C. Headquarters Board of NACWC, Georgia Anderson; Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Public Lands Management, John A. Carver; Representative Carl Albert (Oklahoma); former Secretary of the Interior, Oscar L. Chapman (partially hidden); Representative J. T. Rutherford (Texas); Elizabeth Clark (in back, mostly hidden); Senator Philip A. Hart (Michigan); Dr. Gragg; Speaker of the House of Representatives, John W. McCormack (Massachusetts); Chairman of the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association (FDMHA) Board of Trustees, Mary E. C. Gregory; Representative Charles C. Diggs, Jr., of Michigan (in back, mostly hidden); National Secretary of the NACWC, Minnie Nelson; Vice Chairman of the FDMHA Board of Trustees, Mabel E. Diggs; great-grandson of Frederick Douglass, Dr. Joseph Douglass (in back); Charles Fisher. An unidentified stenographer sits in foreground. Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C.