March 7 – April 4, 2013 Location: Alice Deal Middle School, 3815 Fort Drive, Washington, DC Exhibitions

A panel exhibition, with interpretive and educational materials, that uses images, broadsides, and letters to explore the early life of Frederick Douglass. Born a slave in Maryland, he made a daring escape to New York City in 1838. Once free, Douglass fought to end slavery and championed civil rights for all Americans. Among the exhibition highlights are: a broadside entitled Slave Market of America from the American Anti-Slavery Society, excerpts and quotes from Douglass’s autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, and a letter from Douglass to Hugh Auld, his former slaveowner.

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