DC Reads

Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.
Please join us on Wed., Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. to discuss Frederick Douglass in Washington, DC: The Lion of Anacostia by John Muller.

Book Cover of John Muller's book, Frederick Douglass of Washington  D>C>Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. Born in 1818 as a slave named Frederick Bailey near Easton, Maryland, he survived brutal mistreatment by his masters while growing up in Maryland. Unlike most of his fellow slaves, Frederick learn to read and write while living in Baltimore. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, and was noted for being a brilliant speaker. He won worldwide fame when his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass was published in 1845. Frederick Douglass was an adviser to President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and helped lead the fight for the adoption of constitutional amendments to free African Americans from slavery.