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Lost History of Frederick Douglass and Washington's Lady Press Corps

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In this new presentation learn more about the lost history of Frederick Douglass and Washington City's Press Corps of women journalists following the Civil War. A roster of radical women journalists worked alongside Frederick Douglass in advocating for political equality, Civil Rights and education opportunities for women and Black Americans. Douglass often featured women journalists in the New National Era (1870 - 1874) and lady journalists in Washington City often featured Douglass in their local and syndicated reporting. Learn about Douglass and his associations with Grace Greenwood, Mary Clemmer Ames, Emily Edson Briggs, Kate Field, Ida B. Wells and other women of the Washington DC press corps.


John Muller, author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia (2012) and Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent (2013), has presented widely throughout the D.C.- Baltimore metropolitan area and Maryland's Eastern Shore at venues including the Library of Congress, Enoch Pratt Library, D.C. Public Library, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center in Cambridge and local universities. Muller is a frequent guest on D.C. radio stations and has been cited by the Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Baltimore Sun, Star Democrat and other publications for his local history research and subject matter expertise.

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