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Frederick Douglass Book Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 148
The Frederick Douglass Book Collection documents John Muller's research for the book Frederick Douglass: The Lion of Anacostia published in 2012. Files include copies of Douglass' letters, speeches, speeches by others, pamphlets, and biographies of figures Douglass was close to.

Dates

  • 1869-2012

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Extent

0.5 cubic feet; 1 box

Overview

The Frederick Douglass Book Collection documents John Muller's research for the book Frederick Douglass: The Lion of Anacostia published in 2012. Files include copies of Douglass' letters, speeches, speeches by others, pamphlets, and biographies of figures Douglass was close to.

Biographical / Historical

This collection contains the research conducted by John Muller for his book Frederick Douglass: The Lion of Anacostia published in 2012. Frederick Douglass spent his last two decades of life in Washington, D.C. Muller explores how Douglass spent his life, professionally and personally in his Anacostia home, Cedar Hill. The ever-active Douglass was involved in local politics: from aiding in the early formation of Howard University to editing a groundbreaking newspaper to serving as marshal of the District. This will be the first work to look into Douglass’ years as a leading citizen of Uniontown when he served as US Marshal, Trustee to Howard University, was a frequent presence at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, and shook up his family and society by marrying Helen Pitts in 1884. During this time, his wife of 44 years, Anna Murray, passed away, and 18 months later, he married Helen Pitts, a white woman. Douglass continued his advocacy for the rights of African Americans and women. Douglass attended a church in Hillsdale until the evening of his death on February 20, 1895.

Custodial History

Gift of John Muller, 2013.
Title
Frederick Douglass Book Research
Subtitle
An inventory of Frederick Douglass Book Research at DC Public Library
Author
Finding aid prepared by DC Africana Archives Project.
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the DC Public Library Special Collections Repository

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