White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy signs a law designating Frederick Douglass’ home as a part of the National Park System in the National Capital. Standing (L-R): President Emeritus of Howard University, Mordecai W. Johnson; former Secretary of the Interior, Oscar L. Chapman; Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Public Lands Management, John A. Carver; Chairman of the D.C. Headquarters Board of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs (NACWC), Georgia Anderson; Representative Carl Albert (Oklahoma); Representative J. T. Rutherford (Texas); Elizabeth Clark (in back, mostly hidden); Senator Philip A. Hart (Michigan); Speaker of the House of Representatives, John W. McCormack (Massachusetts); National President of the NACWC, Dr. Rosa Gragg; Representative Charles C. Diggs, Jr. (Michigan); Chairman of the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association (FDMHA) Board of Trustees, Mary E. C. Gregory; great-grandson of Frederick Douglass, Dr. Joseph Douglass (in back); National Secretary of the NACWC, Minnie Nelson; Charles Fisher; Vice Chairman of the FDMHA Board of Trustees, Mabel E. Diggs. Motion picture photographer for Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), Tom J. Craven, Jr., kneels at lower right. Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C.