Aug 30 | Evening Walking Tour of the Churches of Frederick Douglass
Fri, August 30, 2019
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
1411 W Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20020
Free event! REGISTER HERE
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
John Muller, author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia and Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent, will lead a new walking tour "The Lost History of Frederick (Bailey) Douglass in Baltimore" using newly discovered information found in the Baltimore City Archives, Maryland Historical Society, Enoch Pratt Free Library, and private archives.
Muller has presented widely throughout the DC-Baltimore metropolitan area at venues including the Library of Congress, Newseum, Politics and Prose, American Library in Paris and local universities. He is currently working on a book about the lost history of Frederick Douglass on Maryland's Eastern Shore. He has presented “The Lost History of Frederick Douglass in Western Maryland” at various venues such as the Washington County Public Library - Hagerstown, Ebenezer AME Church (Hagerstown) and Frostburg State University as well as presenting the “Lost History: Frederick (Bailey) Douglass in Baltimore” at the Enoch Pratt Central Library in Baltimore City. Muller has been featured on C-SPAN’s BookTV and C-SPAN’s American History TV, as well as in the pages of the Star Democrat and the airwaves of WDVM (Hagerstown) NBC4 (Washington), WPFW, WAMU, WYPR and Delmarva Pubic Radio.