Archive for January 11th, 2012

View of US Capitol from Cedar Hill


View from top of Cedar Hill, US Capitol in distance

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1873 Washington, DC City Directory – Howard University Board of Trustees, Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass contributed decades of spirit, support, and advocacy for the nascent Howard University, founded in 1867. Nearing its own sesquicentennial, the upstart university is nationally known and permanently holds a reverential place in the consciousness of past, present, future Washingtonians. On its campus today, the university’s political science building is named after Douglass. Below is the 1873 City Directory listing Douglass as one of twenty-one members of Howard University’s Board of Trustees.

1873 Washington, DC City Directory - Howard University Board of Trustees

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1873 Washington, DC City Directory – New National Era, editor Frederick Douglass

Along with two of his sons, Frederick Douglass published and edited the New Era / New National Era in Washington in the 1870s. Look for his paper in the 1873 City Directory list of city newspapers.

1873 Washington, City Directory - New National Era.

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