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New black history museum rising on National Mall

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.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 05:01pm EST

Tags: obama, National Mall, African American

D.C. developer donates $1M to restore National Mall

The family foundation of a Washington developer is announcing a $1 million gift to help restore the National Mall's grounds and facilities.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 01:03pm EST

Tags: Akridge Family Foundation, John Akridge, National Mall

Park Service announces new shuttle services

Visitors to the National Mall and to Arlington National Cemetery will have new transportation options in time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 12:50pm EST

Tags: Arlington National Cemetery, National Mall, National Cherry Blossom Festival, Tourmobile

New LED lights to cut energy use on National Mall

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is joining corporate and nonprofit partners to show off a new energy-efficient lighting system on the National Mall.

Monday - 01/30/2012, 11:45am EST

Tags: National Mall, LED lights

D.C. students offer reading of MLK's 'Dream' speech

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.

Friday - 01/13/2012, 05:47am EST

Tags: Watkins Elementary, King Memorial Foundation, National Mall, National Park Service, King Memorial

Control over National Mall space to switch hands

Control over a piece of the National Mall overseen by the National Park Service and envisioned as a demonstration space is switching hands.

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 09:44am EST

Tags: Architect of the Capitol, National Park Service, National Mall

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