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Section: General News - In the United States, February is Black History Month, a time when observances pay tribute to people and events that shaped the history of African Americans. Communities across the country have promoted historic sites that serve as tributes to the past. One of those places is in in Washington, D.C., where people are learning about the African-American leader Frederick Douglass, who was born a slave in 1818, but escaped to become a leading abolitionist.
Tourists come to it in search of a slice of African-American history. A tour guide takes them through.
"Now the irons that you see up here are the various irons the Douglass family used," says …