Gaithersburg Book Festival (2014) -- John Muller, Ida Jones:
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John Muller is a Washington-based journalist, historian, playwright and policy analyst, and the author most recently of "Mark Twain in Washington, DC: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent" (The History Press). His first book, "Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia," won a public vote to be selected as the DC Public Library's 2013 DC Reads and was featured at last year's Gaithersburg Book Festival. John works as an associate librarian at the Special Collections Department of the DC Public Library and is a current contributor to Capital Community News, Greater Greater Washington and other Washington, D.C.-area media. He is also a former reporter for the Washington Times.
Dr. Ida E. Jones is a native of Cambridge, Mass., and is the assistant curator of manuscripts at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University. Her most recent book is "Mary McLeod Bethune in Washington, D.C.: Education and Activism in Logan Circle" (History Press). The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, which is part of the National Park Service, said this book was the best source to learn about Mrs. Bethune and the National Council of Negro Women during the early years. Ida's first book was a biography of Howard University Dean Kelly Miller, an African-American mathematician, sociologist, essayist, newspaper columnist, author and an important figure in the intellectual life of black America for close to half a century. Ida has appeared on C-SPAN as the moderator for a discussion on the ninetieth anniversary of women's suffrage. She is a consummate public scholar who seeks to inform people about the gravity that history and historical studies have on everyday life. She holds a B.A. in journalism and Ph.D. in American history from Howard University. Ida believes deeply in the words of Mrs. Bethune who stated “power must walk hand in hand with humility and the intellect must have a soul.”
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2014 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
three Civil War Trust conferences (Winchester, VA, Nashville, TN, and Atlanta, GA),
Michigan to visit mom in the hospice before she died and then a return trip after she died, and
my 9th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Sacramento, Oakland, and Los Angeles).
Ego strokes: Paul Dickson used one of my photos as the author photo in his book "Aphorisms: Words Wrought by Writers".
Number of photos taken this year: just over 470,000.
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