Frederick Douglass on the 4th of July

Image: Frederick Douglass, Unidentified Artist, oil on canvas (c. 1844). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution For the last few weeks the words of Frederick Douglass have been floating in and out of our national conversation.  In the District this has been in regard to the statute in Lincoln Park.  On Saturdays, we tend to post […]

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The Rhymes of History

Image: Marching to Black Lives Matter Plaza under Scott Circle Two weeks ago, among the thousands who took to the streets to protest injustice and inequality, I was struck how Washington, D.C. can be so rich in history that many may not even realize it. Those in the streets protesting under the banner of Black […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Kadir

Image: “Mighty Josh” by Kadir Nelson On Saturdays, we like to take a break from covering the world of D.C. dining to highlight something from the world of art.  Typically, that is something related to food, but on the week the Nationals won the National League Pennant, we turn to D.C. baseball history.   As many […]

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