Frederick Douglass in Capitol Hill Walking Tour (October 2, 2021 @ 9:00 AM)

Meet outside the Library of Congress to learn more about the history of Frederick Douglass and the Capitol Hill neighborhood from the era of the Civil War to the administration of Gilded Age presidents.

Learn about Frederick Douglass as a Washington City editor and correspondent of the New National Era, his relationships with Senators, Congressmen, Supreme Court Justices, diplomats, generals and suffragists and his admiration of William Shakespeare.

Tour will begin outside the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, visit places of interest including the Capitol Hill home of Frederick Douglass and end in Lincoln Park where in 1876 Douglass delivered a memorable address at the unveiling of the Freedman’s Memorial to Abraham Lincoln, which remains today.

Questions and photography are encouraged throughout the walking tour!



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