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HISTORY HAPPY HOUR: FREDERICK DOUGLASS IN WASHINGTON DC (Sandy Spring Museum @ December 7, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm)

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HISTORY HAPPY HOUR: FREDERICK DOUGLASS IN WASHINGTON DC

December 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The remarkable journey of Frederick Douglass from fugitive slave to famed orator and author is well documented, yet little has been written about Douglass’s final years in Washington, D.C.

John Muller, journalist, historian, playwright, tour guide, and policy analyst in Washington, D.C., has developed a specialized knowledge of the history of the Anacostia community, the city’s first sub-division. His book, Frederick Douglass in Washington D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia (2012), was selected as the DC Public Library’s 2013 DC Reads. His articles on the area’s history and neighborhood politics have appeared in Huffington Post, Washington Post and Washington Times, among other publications. Muller and has given programs at the Library of Congress, the Newseum, and other local and national venues.

History Happy Hours include happy hour drinks and snacks.  The series is sponsored by Therrien Waddell Construction Group.

For tickets:

https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/event/frederickdouglass/

 

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“What to Old Ana is the Lion of Anacostia” -> Anacostia Playhouse New Works Festival [Nov. 15 at 8 PM & Nov. 17 at 3 PM]

Visions/Revisions: Anacostia Playhouse New Works Festival

Anacostia Playhouse New Works Festival

Anacostia Playhouse is pleased to announce the winners of our first-ever new play festival, Visions/Revisions! Eight new and non-produced 10-minute plays have been selected and will be presented as staged readings with professional actors and directors.

These plays address the themes of deterioration and renovation, both physically and socially, over the course of Anacostia’s long history. Anacostia has undergone many physical and social changes from the time of the Nacochtank Native American settlement along the Anacostia River, to the founding of Union Town, to today. These submissions examine the impact of revisionist history on Anacostia and its residents.

This New Works Festival will be held November 15–17 at the Anacostia Playhouse located in historic Anacostia in Washington DC. The festival is an opportunity to introduce new playwrights to Washington’s theater community and establish relationships between writers, producers and directors.

Our winning line up:

Anacostia Bound

Playwright: Debbie M. Jackson

Director: Bryanda Minix

 

Struggles on the Stoop

Playwright: Breonna Young

Director: Bryanda Minix

 

Anacostogia

Playwright: Deidre “Creative Soul” Gantt

Director: Jared Shamberger

 

What to Old Ana is the Lion of Anacostia

Playwright: John H. Muller

Director: Jared Shamberger

 

Modern Geography

Playwright: Darien Mitchell

Director: Charlotte La Nasa

 

The Water of Her Noblest Rivers

Playwright: Andrew Martineau

Director: Charlotte La Nasa

 

Grand Opening

Playwright: Alan Sharpe

Director: Teshonne Powell

 

The Eight

Playwright: Rahima Rice

Director: Teshonne Powell

 

Plays are separated into Group A and Group B.

 

Group A, performing November 15 at 8 PM and November 17 at 3 PM includes

Anacostia Bound, Grand Opening, Modern Geography, and What to Old Ana is the Lion of Anacostia

 

Group B, performing November 16 at 8 PM and November 17 at 8 PM includes

Struggles on the StoopAnacostogiaThe Water of Her Noblest Rivers, and The Eight

 

All tickets are PWYC and available by clicking here.

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Walking Tour of Frederick Douglass’ Old Anacostia — Sunday, October 28 @ 9:00 AM

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Join local reporter and historian John Muller on a walk through Old Anacostia, examining the neighborhood through the eyes of residents past and present.

Blending historic research and contemporary Ward 8 politics, our guide will lead the group on a walk through time, exploring our city’s most historic Historic District. Stories of presidents, famed one-time resident Frederick Douglass, 19th-century architecture and neighborhood folklore will be woven throughout.

Questions and photography are encouraged throughout the walking tour!

Adults – $20
Seniors, students, veterans and Ward 8 residents – $15
Anacostia AMP & Anacostia Steelers – Free

Tours start at 9:00 AM and concludes at 11:00 AM.
Meet at the visitor’s center of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
1411 W Street SE.

Wear walking shoes, total travel is 1.5 miles.
Not ADA accessible.

Metro: Anacostia (Green Line) / Free parking on site.


QUESTIONS / RESERVATIONS:
John Muller
(202) 236-3413
jmuller.washingtonsyndicate@gmail.com

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Thank you to Cambridge, Maryland for uplifting lost history of Dr. Frederick (Bailey) Douglass

Thank you to Linda Duyer, Mr. Pinder, Mr. Jarmon, Mr. and Mrs. Green of Tubman Tours, the Harriet Tubman Organization, WHCP, Star Democrat and all who attended the presentation on Frederick Douglass in Cambridge, Maryland this past Friday evening.

Hope to see you soon!

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Photos: Linda Duyer

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Lincoln Group of DC – October 16, 2018 – Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln in memoriam of John Eliff

Maggiano dinner options
Members $35.00 USD
Non-Members $40.00 USD
Program Only $20.00 USD

Right at the Friendship Heights Metro stop.  The adjacent Chevy Chase Pavilion parking garage has a restaurant discount cost of $3.80 for four hours.   You can enter the garage from Wisconsin Ave, 50 feet north of the restaurant (between Marshalls and Cheesecake factory), but the best garage entrance for Maggiano’s is from Western Ave.

John Muller – Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

The Lincoln Group of DC is honored and pleased to commemorate the 2018 Bicentennial of Frederick Douglass by inviting John Muller to discuss Douglass’s immense contributions to the end of slavery in America. John is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, historian, playwright, tour guide and policy analyst. He has been active in the local history community of Washington, D.C. over the past decade and has developed a specialized knowledge of the history of the Anacostia community, the city’s first sub-division. In 2012 Frederick Douglass in Washington D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia was published by The History Press. The book was selected as the DC Public Library’s 2013 DC Reads.

For a decade, John Muller has written articles on local history and neighborhood politics in the Washington metropolitan area for a variety of print and online news and history publications including Capital Community News, Civil War News, DCist, East City Arts, East of the River, Greater Greater Washington, Huffington Post, Washington City Paper, Washington History, Washington Informer, Washington Post and Washington Times. He has spoken multiple times at the Library of Congress, Politics and Prose, Gaithersburg Book Festival, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site as well as the American Library in Paris, Newseum, Mark Twain House and Museum and other local and national venues.

While an undergraduate, along with his close friend, Muller co-founded a non-profit theatre company, DreamCity Theatre Group, that brought “stories from the streets to the stage.” The 70, about the 70 bus that runs Georgia Avenue, remains a legendary local play. Muller also wrote Mayor for Life about the late D.C. iconoclast and Mayor Marion Barry. (As a local reporter Muller covered Mayor Barry.)

John is a 2007 graduate of George Washington University, with a BA in Public Policy.

Please join us for this unique event celebration the life and contributions of Frederick Douglass during his bicentennial year.

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LOST HISTORY: Frederick Douglass in Cambridge, Maryland [Flyer] – Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 6:00 PM at Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center in Downtown Cambridge

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Invitations have been extended to the Maryland Commission on African-American History and Culture, Cambridge Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley, members of the Cambridge City Council, faith leaders of Bethel AME Church and Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church, Dorchester County Historical Society, Talbot County Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Maryland State Archives, Maryland Historical Society, Maryland Humanities Council, Chesapeake Kinfolk Genealogy and Enrichment Services, representatives of Old Anacostia Douglassonians, members of the Douglass / Bailey Family and others.

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The National Park Service Invites You to a Book Discussion on “If I Survive” (Thurs, Sept. 6, 2018, 7pm – 9pm)

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Join us on Thursday at 7pm, as historians and authors Celeste-Marie Bernier and Andrew Taylor are on-hand to discuss their book, “If I Survive: Frederick Douglass and Family in the Walter O. Evans Collection” published by Edinburgh University Press.

The book is a collection of 60 previously unpublished speeches, letters and autobiographies, in addition to over 20 photographs and prints (many unseen) of Frederick Douglass and his sons from the Walter O. Evans Collection. This is the first extensive study of the great abolitionist and his family’s fight for the cause of liberty during the Civil War and in the Post-Emancipation era, as well as the first scholarly annotated transcriptions of these previously unpublished materials.

We hope you can join us for this Book Discussion featuring authors Bernier and Taylor!

Copies of the book will also be available for purchase in the site bookstore. #Douglass200

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