Archive for January, 2013

Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: A Panel @ Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, February 12, 6:30 – 8pm [Black Studies Center, Room 316]

Three Scholars Discuss the Local Significance of Frederick Douglass

Photo of Frederick Douglass

Please join us on Tuesday, Feb. 12 for an enlightening panel discussion on the dynamic role that Frederick Douglass played in the history of Washington, D.C. during the era of Post-Emancipation.

Our distinguished panel:

Moderated by Kelly Navies, DC Public Library

This event takes place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Black Studies Center, Room 316.

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SideTour of old Anacostia as seen and known by Frederick Douglass; January 19, 2013 & February 2, 2013

14th & W Street - 1930s _ FDNHSThis Saturday, January 19, 2013, I will be conducting my first SideTour of old Anacostia as seen and known by Frederick Douglass. There are only four spots left! The next tour will be Saturday, February 2, 2013.

We will meet at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (1411 W Street SE) and then ascend to the summit of Cedar Hill, the estate where Douglass spent the last 18 years of his life, and take in its majestic views of the capital. I will share stories of Douglass’s professional and personal undertakings there, including his controversial second marriage, his service as United States Marshal, and his mentorship of a younger generation of activists. We will then descend into Anacostia and explore the history of the homes and sights that still remain, bringing forgotten historical characters to life such as Lingarn B. Anderson and Henry A. Griswold.

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Frederick Douglass comes to your local PBS station tonight in Part 1 of “The Abolitionists” [January 8, 2013]

Although, Frederick Douglass was written out of Stephen Spielberg’s “Lincoln” Douglass cannot be written out of history altogether. Tonight the American Experience premiers “The Abolitionists, Part 1 (1820 – 1838).”  The 3 part series will air throughout January. Douglass makes his appearance in Part 2 (1838 – 1854).

WETA’s schedule here.

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Lincoln Group of DC hosts FREE symposium on the Emancipation Proclamation at MLK Library, Saturday, January 5, 2013 1-4pm, A-5

douglass-lincoln-illustration-4x3-thumb-400xauto-30321The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia is hosting a free symposium at the Martin Luther King Library (901 G Street NW, Metro: Green Line / Red Lin  – Gallery Place) this Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 1-4 in the Auditorium A-5.

Speakers are Pulitzer Prize Winner Eric Foner, Dr. Edna Greene Medford from Howard University, and Professor Lucas Morel, Washington and Lee University. Frederick Douglass will also be making an appearance according to sources.

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