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FDA Samba plays at the Clinton Global Initiative!


Hillary Clinton and Shaiann

The Frederick Douglass Academy’s Harlem Samba performed, alongside The Roots musical group, at the Clinton Global Citizens Award Ceremony hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative on September 21, 2014. Established in 2007, the Clinton Global Citizen Awards embody President Bill Clinton’s call to action by honoring outstanding individuals who exemplify global citizenship through their vision and leadership. These citizens have proven that  diverse sectors of society can work together successfully to   devise solutions that effect positive, lasting social change.



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