Celebrate Frederick Douglass' birthday week with an engaging lecture given by Dr. John Stauffer, Harvard University professor and author of Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century's Most Photographed American. Presented by Maryland Hall at the Banneker-Douglass Museum. John Stauffer is a leading authority on antislavery, the Civil War era, social protest movements and photography. Learn how Frederick Douglass became the most photographed American of the 19th Century.
The WETA Guide spotlights the special places and happenings in the Greater Washington area. For both the newcomer and the long-time resident, this television series is a great introduction to the region's many highlights.Learn more →
Author Sue Eisenfeld discusses the creation of Shenandoah National Park, which involved displacing thousands of longtime residents from Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains.Watch now →
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