'Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia'
The Bellevue Book Club will be discussing Journalist John Muller's Frederick Douglas in Washington, DC: The Lion of Anacostia. John Muller explores how Douglass spent the last 18 years of his life professionally and personally in his Cedar Hill home in Anacostia. The ever-active Douglas was involved in local politics, from aiding in the early formation of Howard University to editing a ground breaking newspaper to serving as marshal of the District.
Anna Murray, Douglass's wife of 44 years passed away, and 18 months later, Douglas married Helen Pitts, a white woman. Unapologetic for his controversial marriage, Douglass continued his unabashed advocacy for the rights of African Americans and women and his belief in American Exceptionalism.