Learn about Frederick Douglass’s life and times in Washington, D.C. and celebrate 2013 Black History Month

Before the Frederick Douglass statue at One Judiciary Square moves to the US Capitol he takes time to read a new book about his life and times in Anacostia. Photo_ John MullerIt’s been a busy week and promises to be an eventful Black History Month celebration. This past Monday at a rally at the Frederick Douglass statue at One Judiciary Square, planned to soon move to the United States Capitol, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton offered praise for  “Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia.” 

See what local Washingtonians and Douglassonians throughout the country and even graduate students in England are talking about, the first book to take an in-depth look at the life and times of Frederick Douglass post-Emancipation, at one of the many book talks, panels, and walking tours happening this month.


Tuesday, February 12, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

901 G Street NW

Washington, DC 20001

Black Studies Center, Room 316



Thursday, February 21, 7pm – 8:30pm 

One More Page Books

220 N. Westmoreland Street, #101

Arlington, Virginia 22213



Saturday, February 23, 2pm – 3pm

Dorothy I. Height / Benning Library

3935 Benning Road NE

Washington, DC 20019



Sunday, February 24, 2pm – 3:30pm

Manassas Museum

9101 Prince William Street

Manassas, Virginia 20110


Monday, February 25, 6pm – 7:30pm

Woodridge Library

1801 Hamlin Road NE

Washington, DC 20018



Saturday, February 16, 10am

WRC-NBC4 Black History Month Program focusing on Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C., hosted by Danella Sealock.




Tuesday, February 19, 1pm – 2pm

WYPR Midday with Dan Rodricks

Baltimore, Maryland


 Walking Tour

 February 23, 11am – 12:30pm

Discover the Fascinating Life and Times of Frederick Douglass in Anacostia

1411 W Street SE

Washington, DC 20020


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