Take a look into history with this grainy image of Frederick Douglass standing in front of his home on Capitol Hill at 320 A St. NE. The home still stands today and you can walk by it, looking almost the same. See it today on Google Street View.
GoDC buddy Wayne has kindly requested some digging into the story of the “hobbit homes” on V St. NW. We’re happy to oblige as we are quite curious of their origins. So, this will be a unique “If Walls Could Talk” for GoDCer Wayne.
The homes we are investigating are situated about two blocks from 18th and U St. NW. If you’ve ever walked by them, you know what we’re referring to. There are five homes on V St. NW (1730 to 1738), three on 17th St. NW (2100...
This post explores the story of Frederick Douglass buying a newspaper from a colored newspaper boy on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. in January of 1870. Learn more about this fascinating moment in history!
Discover the unexpected side of Frederick Douglass: the fighter who could joke about stealing something whenever he saw the Capitol Dome in Washington. Read this guest post by John (from The Lion of Anacostia) to explore the complexity of Douglass' life.
Discover the long-lasting legacy of Frederick Douglass at Howard University, from raising funds to receiving an honorary doctorate to testifying before Congress. Read about his speech at Howard in 1878.
In late summer 1891 Frederick Douglass returned to the United States and attended a baseball game between the Cuban Giants and an All-Washington club. He was one of nearly 900 people in attendance. The Giants defeated the Washington team by a score of 8 to 5.
This is a guest post by John (from The Lion of Anacostia), cross-posted here. An article from the Washington Post about President Grover Cleveland and Col. Daniel S. Lamont getting lost in 19th century Anacostia while attempting to visit Fred Douglass at Cedar Hill.