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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.
Take a Glimpse Into History: Frederick Douglass's Home on Capitol Hill
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.
Cedar Hill in 1905
The Robbery of Frederick Douglass' Former Home at Cedar Hill in 1905
Read about the robbery of Frederick Douglass' former home at Cedar Hill in Anacostia, Washington D.C. in 1905. Learn more about this historic event from The Washington Post and other sources.
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 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...
Jail transfer from the Police Court signed by Marshal Douglass, Nov. 28, 1880. Photo Workhouse Prison Museum at Lorton.
The Near-Lynching of Tom Smothers in Washington, D.C. and Frederick Douglass' Role in Saving Him
Learn the incredible story of how Frederick Douglass, then U.S. Marshal of Washington, D.C., saved Tom Smothers from a near-lynching in 1880. Read an excerpt from John Muller's book to learn more.
Pennsylvania Ave. looking towards Treasury (Library of Congress)
Did Frederick Douglass Buy The New Era from a Colored Newspaper Boy?
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!
burial at Arlington National Cemetery
Honoring the Unknown Loyal Dead: Frederick Douglass at Arlington National Cemetery, May 30, 1871
Honor the fallen soldiers of the Civil War with Frederick Douglass' speech, "The Unknown Loyal Dead." Hear his words and read more about his visit to Arlington National Cemetery on May 30, 1871.
Capitol Dome and Trinity Church around 1859 (13 years before Douglass moved to DC)
Frederick Douglass Was a Fighter and He Was Funny With It!
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.
Howard University from Robert N Dennis Collection
Forget What You've Heard: Frederick Douglass Was a Howard University Man
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.
1887-1888 Cuban Giants
Frederick Douglass, Interested Spectator as Cuban Giants Defeat All-Washington Club in an 1891 Baseball Game
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.
Grover Cleveland
Lost in 19th Century Anacostia: The President's Cleveland Visit to Mr. Fred Douglass (Washington Post, Aug. 13, 1886)
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.

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