Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done....
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Congratulations to the Harlem Knights FIRST Robotics Team 1660!


March 8th-9th 2013, at the Jacob Javits Center, the Harlem Knights were able to compete as Finalists at the NYC Regional, and win the NYC FIRST Chairman’s Award, earning a spot in the World...
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Excellence in chess!


FDA took first place in the Open (highest rated section) of the Chess In The Schools tournament at 150Q Saturday June 12.  Individually Keyron Jarvis, Michael Williams, and Ashanti Murray all place...
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Patrick Ojimba


Hello my name is Partick Ojimba and I graduate June 2012 and I will attend Brown University for the class of 2016. I’ve been in FDA since freshman year of 2008 since freshman year which was...
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Alexis Iguina


Hello, my name is Alexis Iguina.  I am a graduate of  The Frederick  Douglass Academy class of 2012. Next fall I will be attending Hunter College. I have been in the school since 7th grade and I...
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Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.
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Quote 5


It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
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I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
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Quote 3


It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
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Man’s greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.
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Without a struggle, there can be no progress.
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