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1876. Photographer: W.W. Core, Washington, D.C. Frederick Douglass is standing on the front lawn of his home on A Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. Other family members are standing out on the front porch on both side of the houses.

Rare Photo of Frederick Douglass in Front of His Home

This amazing find was dug up courtesy of the National Park Service. You're look at a grainy image of Frederick Douglass standing in front...
Cedar Hill in 1905

Frederick Douglass Home Ransacked

Here's a short article that we came across in The Washington Post from March 14th, 1905. The residence of Harold Dougherty, and employe of the Congressional...
Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C. by John Muller

Vote for an Original GoDCer and Help Him Out!

John Muller has been an avid and early supporter of Ghosts of DC, contributing a few posts of his own. He wrote an excellent book...
The home at 1730 to 1738 V St. NW

Hobbit Houses Near Boundary Castle and a Surprise Historical Connection

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...
Jail transfer from the Police Court signed by Marshal Douglass, Nov. 28, 1880. Photo Workhouse Prison Museum at Lorton.

Lynching Averted in Washington City

Our buddy and early GoDCer John has an excellent book out on Frederick Douglass. If you haven't checked it out yet, you should. He's...
Pennsylvania Ave. looking towards Treasury (Library of Congress)

Frederick Douglass: Generous Tipper and Role Model for Newspaper Boys

This is a guest post by John (from The Lion of Anacostia), cross-posted here. For black newspaper boys holding their street corners throughout downtown Washington, on Thursday January 13,...
burial at Arlington National Cemetery

Frederick Douglass Honors “The Unknown Loyal Dead” at Arlington National Cemetery

This is a guest post by John (from The Lion of Anacostia), cross-posted here. Arlington National Cemetery, the pre-Civil War home of Robert E. Lee, is a short Metro...
Capitol Dome and Trinity Church around 1859 (13 years before Douglass moved to DC)

Frederick Douglass, a Kleptomaniac?

This is a guest post by John (from The Lion of Anacostia), cross-posted here. Frederick Douglass was no born fool, simpleton, sucker, or gump. He came up from slavery, he...
Howard University from Robert N Dennis Collection

Frederick Douglass and Rutherford B. Hayes Speak at Howard University

This is a guest post by John (from The Lion of Anacostia), cross-posted here. Forget what you’ve heard, or rather haven’t heard or yet read. Frederick Douglass was a Howard Universityman through...
1887-1888 Cuban Giants

Cuban Giants Defeat All-Washington Team; Frederick Douglass in Attendance

This is a guest post by John (from The Lion of Anacostia), cross-posted here. Frederick Douglass was a baseball man. His son, Charles, organized and played on Washington, DC-based colored teams...
Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland Gets Lost in 19th Century Anacostia

This is a guest post by John (from The Lion of Anacostia), cross-posted here. While trying to confirm President Hayes visited Douglass at Cedar Hill, I came across this...
Frederick Douglass in 1881

Frederick Douglass Attends First Union Alumni Association of Howard University and Toasts “Self-Made Men”

This is a guest post by John (from The Lion of Anacostia), cross-posted here. Frederick Douglass was a self-made man about town during his years in Washington. He was...
Blanche Kelso Bruce, Frederick Douglass, Hiram Rhodes Revels

Charles Douglass Calls Swearing-In of Senator Hiram Revels “One of the Greatest Days in...

This is a guest post by John (from The Lion of Anacostia), cross-posted here. The first black American seated as a member of the United States Senate was Hiram Rhodes...

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