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Frederick Douglass was black and that was enough for the Smithsonian Institution to bar the famed abolitionist from speaking at a lecture series intended to convince President Abraham Lincoln that he should end slavery as war divided the nation in February 1862.
The family foundation of a Washington developer is announcing a $1 million gift to help restore the National Mall's grounds and facilities.
Visitors to the National Mall and to Arlington National Cemetery will have new transportation options in time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is joining corporate and nonprofit partners to show off a new energy-efficient lighting system on the National Mall.
A group of fifth-grade students is preparing to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. ahead of what would have been his 83rd birthday.
Control over a piece of the National Mall overseen by the National Park Service and envisioned as a demonstration space is switching hands.
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