"Frederick Douglass Years" Opens at Anacostia

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"The Frederick Douglass Years" opens at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. The exhibition explores the life of Frederick Douglass and the times in which he lived--his years as a slave, his escape, the part he played in events leading to the Civil War, his subsequent appointment to Assistant Secretary to the Commission of Inquiry to Santo Domingo and as U.S. Marshal of the District of Columbia, and finally resident of Anacostia.


  • Douglass, Frederick 1818-1895
  • Frederick Douglass Years, The (Exhibition)
  • Anacostia Neighborhood Museum)
  • Anacostia Community Museum


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 405, Box 1, Folder 1978, Calendar of Events, February 1978.

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  • February 12, 1978
  • Civil War, 1861-1865


  • Slavery
  • Exhibitions
  • History


United States

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