Frederick Douglass was a self-made man and advocate for equal education in Washington. He served on the Board of Trustees for Howard University for 25 years, giving speeches and raising money to help the students. Read about his impact and legacy.
This post recounts a letter from Washington, D.C. in 1886 discussing the violence on the streets of Anacostia. Reports and perceptions of violence and criminality in Anacostia are over-rated and have a history.
Explore the history of ice harvesting in Maine in the 19th and 20th centuries. Learn about the Independent Ice Company, their customers, and the industry's eventual demise with the arrival of the refrigerator.
If you’re the kind of person that thinks walking home from Wonderland is sketchy, needs bars on your windows in Eckington or believes Petworth is a “fringe” neighborhood, you wouldn’t stand a chance in Murder Bay.
Dive into the fascinating history of the Washington Monument and its construction, which began on July 4th, 1848 and was finally completed in 1885. Learn why the bottom third of the monument has a different color.