John Muller is a local journalist, historian and tour guide. He is the author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia (The History Press, 2012), which has been selected as the DC Public Library’s 2013 DC Reads selection. For more information visit He is currently at work on “Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: Adventures of Capital Correspondent,” which will be published by The History Press in the fall.