Archive for June 25th, 2019
Evening Walking Tour of the Churches of Frederick Douglass -> (Friday, August 30, 2019 – 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Join local reporter and historian John Muller on a special evening walk tour through Old Anacostia and Barry Farm, examining the history of the neighborhood churches Frederick Douglass regularly attended.
While Douglass’ contributions to Metropolitan AME Church in downtown Washington City are well known, from laying cornerstones that remain today to teaching Sunday school Dr. Frederick Douglass was an active supporter of Bethlehem Baptist Church on Howard Road SE and Campbell AME Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE in his local community.
Following a special sunset program at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM walk the same path Frederick Douglass planned to walk to Campbell AME the evening he took his last earthly breathe.
Starting point and end point are NOT the same.
DEPARTURE : Frederick Douglass National Historic Site at 1411 W Street SE
CONCLUSION : Campbell AME Church at Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Sumner Road SE in Barry Farm.*
* The tour concludes up the street from the Anacostia Metro Station.
Wear walking shoes, total travel is 1.5 miles.
Parts of the tour are not accessible for people with mobility issues. Tour is not ADA accessible.
Parking at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site will not be accessible.
Metro: Anacostia (Green Line)
BUS: 92, V2, B2
“History at Sunset: Frederick Douglass National Historic Site” w/ Ranger Steve -> Friday, August 30, 2019 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Freedom by the Orator: Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
The program includes a walking tour of the historic home and detail Frederick Douglass’s experiences and contributions to the Union war effort during the Civil War.
Meet National Park Service Staff outside the Douglass’ home.
1411 W Street SE
Washington, DC 20020
For more information, please visit the Civil War Defenses of Washington website.
More details can be found at the History at Sunset page and on the calendar:
“Agents Wanted” to sell “Frederick Douglass, The Orator” by Professor James Monroe Gregory (Richmond Planet, May 1895)
Richmond Planet, 04 May 1895, p. 3