Local historian Jay Roberts will discuss the little known visit Frederick Douglass made to Alexandria on September 24, 1894. Just five months before his death, Douglass – orator, statesmen, influential publisher, social reformer, and champion of civil rights – came to Alexandria. The occasion that brought “the Lion of Anacostia” to Virginia soil was the 31st anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Learn more about this interesting event, sponsored by the Friends of Alexandria Archaeology (FOAA). Light refreshments
- September 20, 2014 – September 20, 2014
- Times: 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Admission: Free!
- Venue: Alexandria Archaeology
- 105 North Union Street, #327
- Alexandria VA 22314
- Phone: 703-746-4399