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Frederick Douglass in Capitol Hill Walking Tour

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Library of Congress, Jefferson Building 1st St and Independence Ave SE Washington, DC 20540

Independence Avenue Southeast

Washington, DC 20540

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Meet outside the Library of Congress to learn more about the history of Frederick Douglass and the Capitol Hill neighborhood from the era of the Civil War to the administration of Gilded Age presidents.

Learn about Frederick Douglass as a Washington City editor and correspondent of the New National Era, his relationships with Senators, Congressmen, Supreme Court Justices, diplomats, generals and suffragists and his admiration of William Shakespeare.

Tour will begin outside the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, visit places of interest including the Capitol Hill home of Frederick Douglass and end in Lincoln Park where in 1876 Douglass delivered a memorable address at the unveiling of the Freedman's Memorial to Abraham Lincoln, which remains today.

Questions and photography are encouraged throughout the walking tour!


METRO:

Blue & Orange Line: Capitol South

Red Line: Union Station

Bus: 30 buses


John Muller, author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia (2012) and Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent (2013) has been a local reporter in Old Anacostia and adjacent communities for the past decade for a variety of print and online publications

Muller has presented widely throughout the DC-Baltimore metropolitan area at venues including the Library of Congress, Newseum, Politics and Prose, American Library in Paris and local universities. He is currently working on a book about the lost history of Frederick Douglass on Maryland's Eastern Shore. He has presented “The Lost History of Frederick Douglass in Western Maryland” at various venues such as the Washington County Central Library in Hagerstown, Ebenezer AME Church (Hagerstown) and Frostburg State University as well as presenting the “Lost History: Frederick (Bailey) Douglass in Baltimore” at the Enoch Pratt Central Library in Baltimore City. Muller has been featured on C-SPAN’s BookTV and C-SPAN’s American History TV, as well as in the pages of the Star Democrat and the airwaves of WDVM (Hagerstown) NBC4 (Washington), WPFW, WAMU, WYPR and Delmarva Pubic Radio.

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Library of Congress, Jefferson Building 1st St and Independence Ave SE Washington, DC 20540

Independence Avenue Southeast

Washington, DC 20540

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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