Mark Twain lectured here… Metzerott Hall

(Library of Congress) -Metzerott Hall _ The National Equal Rights Convention, which met Dec. 9th, 1873, Washington, D.C.

(Library of Congress) -Metzerott Hall _ The National Equal Rights Convention, which met Dec. 9th, 1873, Washington, D.C.

On Thursday, June 9, 1868 Mark Twain lectured at the now lost Metzerott Hall.

A couple years later Washington’s Territorial Government called Metzerott Hall home. Hon. Frederick Douglass, appointed by President Grant, was one of those city legislators. Douglass’s tenure lasted a matter of weeks while the city government closed shop in a blaze of petty theft.

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