• Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass!: A Commemorative Blog from the National Museum of African Art

    6 monthes ago - By Smithsonian

    In recognition of the 200 th anniversary of abolitionist Frederick Douglass' birth date , the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art , would like to share our significant collections and history related to this distinguished African American civil rights leader.
    Founded by Warren Robbins in 1964, the Museum of African Art (now the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art) was originally located in the Frederick Douglass House at A Street NE on Capitol Hill.
    Frederick Douglass and family in front of Capitol Hill residence, circa 1870s.
    Copy print from Eliot...
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