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Historian Researches Frederick Douglass In W.Va.


Frederick Douglass is well known in history as a former slave and abolitionist. But what is less well known is his travels to West Virginia and the speeches he gave around the state.

Community historian John Muller has been documenting Douglass’ life for more than a decade — in a book and through walking tours in Anacostia and Harpers Ferry. Most recently Muller has developed a lecture on Douglass in the Mountain State. Eric Douglas spoke with Muller to find out more.

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