The Lost History of Frederick Douglass & The First Ladies
In this new groundbreaking presentation learn about the lost history of Frederick Douglass and the First Ladies of the United States from Mary Todd Lincoln to Lucy Webb Hayes to Lucretia Garfield to Frances Folsom Cleveland. From visits to the White House to collaborative work within the philanthropic community of Washington City to shared personal correspondence and experiences this brief presentation will chronicle the overlooked relationships and associations of Frederick Douglass and the First Ladies of the United States.
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.