Lincoln Group of DC – October 16, 2018 – Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln in memoriam of John Eliff

Maggiano dinner options
Members $35.00 USD
Non-Members $40.00 USD
Program Only $20.00 USD

right at the Friendship Heights Metro stop.   The adjacent Chevy Chase Pavilion parking garage has a restaurant discount cost of $3.80 for four hours.   You can enter the garage from Wisconsin Ave, 50 feet north of the restaurant (between Marshalls and Cheesecake factory), but the best garage entrance for Maggiano’s is from Western Ave.

John Muller – Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

The Lincoln Group of DC is honored and pleased to commemorate the 2018 Bicentennial of Frederick Douglass by inviting John Muller to discuss Douglass’s immense contributions to the end of slavery in America. John is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, historian, playwright, tour guide and policy analyst. He has been active in the local history community of Washington, D.C. over the past decade and has developed a specialized knowledge of the history of the Anacostia community, the city’s first sub-division. In 2012 Frederick Douglass in Washington D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia was published by The History Press. The book was selected as the DC Public Library’s 2013 DC Reads.

For a decade, John Muller has written articles on local history and neighborhood politics in the Washington metropolitan area for a variety of print and online news and history publications including Capital Community News, Civil War News, DCist, East City Arts, East of the River, Greater Greater Washington, Huffington Post, Washington City Paper, Washington History, Washington Informer, Washington Post and Washington Times. He has spoken multiple times at the Library of Congress, Politics and Prose, Gaithersburg Book Festival, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site as well as the American Library in Paris, Newseum, Mark Twain House and Museum and other local and national venues.

While an undergraduate, along with his close friend, Muller co-founded a non-profit theatre company, DreamCity Theatre Group, that brought “stories from the streets to the stage.” The 70, about the 70 bus that runs Georgia Avenue, remains a legendary local play. Muller also wrote Mayor for Life about the late D.C. iconoclast and Mayor Marion Barry. (As a local reporter Muller covered Mayor Barry.)

John is a 2007 graduate of George Washington University, with a BA in Public Policy.

Please join us for this unique event celebration the life and contributions of Frederick Douglass during his bicentennial year.

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LOST HISTORY: Frederick Douglass in Cambridge, Maryland @ Harriet Tubman Museum & Educational Center, Friday, Sept. 21 @ 6pm

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GATH on Dr. Frederick Douglass: “Fred. Douglass comes from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and has a good oystery nature about him. He opens up well.” (1872)

Townsend & Twain

Townsend on the left, Twain in the middle.

Street journalists stick together today as they have forever.

As the most radical journalist birthed in America Dr. Frederick (Bailey) Douglass ran with fellow street journalists.

Although largely forgotten today, George Alfred Townsend was a fellow Eastern Shoreman who ran alongside Editor Douglass and within similar circles of radical Reconstruction Washington City journalists.

For decades GATH tracked and chronicled America’s Pharaoh. GATH shared a mutual affection for the naturalism of Chesapeake Country with Dr. Douglass.

They corresponded. GATH stepped through Cedar Hill.

As radical journalists and Eastern Shoremen Gath and Dr. Douglass were brothers in ink and tidewater.

In late 1872, following the re-election of Republican President Grant over challenger, radical newspaperman and Liberal Republican, Horace Greeley, GATH dropped some words that were circulated throughout the country.


Fred. Douglass and Langston are set down in the papers as not loving each other overmuch. This Langston is an unreliable, nearly-white fellow, with considerable ability at phrase making and much sense. He is ever lasting in search of office, and Douglass, who is a well-ordered man, with a round head, is reported to have gone to President Grant and snubbed Langston’s aspirations.

Langston’s notion was that the colored race should have some Cabinet position, because it had voted for Grant, and he had constructed himself into the representative of the colored race as aforesaid.

Douglass had sense enough to know that color is a pretty mean qualification, except for matrimony, and that Langston would make a donkey of himself in whatever position he could get.

Fred. Douglass comes from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and has a good oystery nature about him. He opens up well.


SOURCE:

Muller, John. The Lion of Anacostia (Blog), “GATH on Dr. Frederick Douglass: Fred. Douglass comes from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and has a good oystery nature about him. He opens up well.” 14 September, 2018

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Radio Interview on WHCP @ 11am, Thursday, September 13 to discuss “Lost History: Frederick Douglass in Cambridge, MD”

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The good folks of Dorchester County, Maryland are embracing their lost history.

In advance of the planned announcement for the evening of Friday, September 21 I’ll be speaking on WHCP radio at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 13 to discuss the unknown visits of Marshal Dr. Frederick Douglass to Cambridge.

If you’re on the Shore tune into 101.5 FM.

If anywhere else in the world please tune in online at https://www.whcp.org/

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Lost History: Frederick Douglass in Cambridge, Maryland — FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Dorchester County Courthouse _ Visitor sign

Lost HistoryFrederick Douglass in Cambridge, Maryland
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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**HARRIET TUBMAN MUSEUM AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER**

424 RACE STREET

CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND 21613

In recognition of the lost Eastern Shore history of Dr. Frederick (Bailey) Douglass, a special historic announcement will be made on the evening of Friday, September 21, 2018 at the Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center in Downtown Cambridge.

With the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial being celebrated and recognized throughout the country, and world, the local impact and significance of his consequential life can often be overlooked. Local historians in identifying new evidence of Douglass’ impact on communities of the Eastern Shore are forthrightly sharing it with communities in which the history belongs.

The subject of biographies and focus of manuscripts for generations, including Young Frederick Douglass: The Maryland Years by Eastern Shore historian Dickson J. Preston, the fuller and more complete story of Dr. Douglass on the Shore has yet to be told.

Join local historians and community leaders for an announcement and presentation detailing previously unknown high-profile visits Dr. Douglass made to Cambridge, Maryland while serving as Marshal of the District of Columbia.

Following the presentation will be an open community conversation.


Featured Presenters

William Jarmon is a native of Dorchester County and retired Principal in the Prince George’s County School System. Mr. Jarmon is a past president of the Dorchester County Historical Society and current docent with the Harriet Tubman Organization in Downtown Cambridge.

Linda Duyer is a local Eastern Shore historian and author of Round the Pond, the Georgetown Neighborhood of Salisbury, Maryland (2007) and Mob Law on Delmarva (2014). Duyer is responsible for several groundbreaking research projects and publications. She is a frequent contributor to local media.

John Muller is the 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) and is at work on Lost History: Frederick Douglass and Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Invited Elected Officials, Community Leaders and Organizations

Invitations have been extended to Cambridge Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley, members of the Cambridge City Council, faith leaders of Bethel AME Church and Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church, Dorchester County Historical Society, Maryland Commission on African-American History and Culture, Talbot County Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Chesapeake Kinfolk Genealogy and Enrichment Services, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Howard University’s Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, University of Maryland-College Park, Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center, Dean of the Frederick Douglass Library at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, Maryland Humanities Council,  National Museum of African-American History and Culture, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, coaches, players, volunteers and parents of the Anacostia Steelers, representatives of Old Anacostia Douglassonians, members of the Douglass / Bailey Family and others.

Harriet Tubman Museum & Education Center

The Harriet Tubman Museum and Education Center was started in the 1980s. Today it is run by dedicated local volunteers who actively share Harriet Tubman’s story and preserve her legacy. The Harriet Tubman Museum offers exhibits and a short film about Tubman’s life, as well as a resource area with books and related materials.

Please call ahead to arrange a group tour. The museum can organize tours of the area where Tubman lived and toiled. The museum is usually open Tuesday – Friday 12:00 – 3:00 PM and Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 PM. Admission is free; donations are welcome.

RSVPs are encouraged but not necessary. Please RSVP to HarrietTubman@verizon.net

For more information call 410.228.0401 or visit:

https://visitdorchester.org/harriet-tubman-museum-educational-center/

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Mural in Brockport, New York includes radical educator Fannie Barrier Williams, associate of Dr. Douglass and Douglass family

Portraits of Our Past Mural _ Brockport, NY _ Pan


Portraits of Our Past Mural _ Brockport, NY _ Bios

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David Blight cites “Elvis Presley” in footnotes of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

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I don’t know about you but I am welcome in households where mentioning “Elvis Presley” is liable to have you put out with no shoes on.

Maybe it is just a DC thing.

Just one more subtle element of life Prof. Blight knows nothing about.

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