Know Your Neighborhood: Frederick Douglass' Anacostia

Anacostia Library

Know Your Neighborhood: Frederick Douglass' Anacostia

Saturday, July 20, 2013, 2 p.m.

Founded in 1854 as the first suburb of Washington City, the true story of Anacostia and its most notable resident, Frederick Douglass, has largely evaded the detective work of historians.  

Join John Muller, local journalist and author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia, for a lively presentation and engaging discussion on the community's history and potential.

Know Your Neighborhood

Know Your Neighborhood is an ongoing series of programs exploring the history of D.C. neighborhoods, a collaboration between DC Public Library's Washingtoniana Division and neighborhood libraries. Each season a different branch will host a series of programs, highlighting the communities it serves.