Walking Tour of Frederick Douglass Murals in Old Anacostia

Schedule

Sat May 04 2019 at 09:30 am to Sat Dec 07 2024 at 11:00 am

UTC-04:00

Location

Anacostia Metro Station | Washington, DC

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A unique walking tour through Old Anacostia visiting Frederick Douglass-themed murals in the historic neighborhood.
About this Event

Beyond downtown museums and mid-town and uptown galleries the Historic Anacostia neighborhood hosts and maintains several outdoor museum-quality canvasses of a half-dozen Frederick Douglass-themed murals created by local emerging artists, citywide artist collectives and some of the best known muralists in the city and region. 

Join local street historian and author John Muller for a unique walking tour to visit and discuss these distinctive works of art and their local importance and historic significance.

Questions and photography are encouraged throughout the walking tour!

Meeting Point: outside of the Anacostia Metro Station (Green Line)

End Point: the visitor’s center of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, 1411 W Street SE

Wear walking shoes, total travel is 2 miles. Parts of the tour are not accessible for people with mobility issues. Tour is not ADA accessible.

Metro: Anacostia (Green Line) / 92 Bus, V2, B2

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John Muller, author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia and Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent, has led walking tours of Old Anacostia for the past seven years, as well as leading walking tours of Baltimore, Cambridge on the Eastern Shore, Frederick City in Western Maryland as well as Douglass-themed tours of 7th Street / Georgia Avenue and Capitol Hill.

Muller has presented widely throughout the DC-Baltimore metropolitan area at venues including the Library of Congress, Newseum, Politics and Prose, American Library in Paris and local universities. He is currently working on a book about the lost history of Frederick Douglass on Maryland's Eastern Shore. 

He has been quoted on the back of the 70 bus as well as in the pages of the Washington Post, Star Democrat and other newspapers of record, as well as being featured on the airwaves of C-SPAN’s BookTV, C-SPAN’s American History TV, WDVM (Hagerstown), NBC4 (Washington), WBAL (Baltimore), WPFW, WAMU, WYPR and Delmarva Public Radio.


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Anacostia Metro Station, 1101 Howard Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, United States

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USD 12.00 to USD 20.00

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