Frederick Douglass

The purpose of this site is to inform you of all the wonderful things, history, and sights going on at the Frederick Douglass National Historic, 1411 W Street SE, Washington, DC 20020.

Frederick Douglass was born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1818. In 1872, Douglass and wife Anna move to Washington, DC: buy a house 316 A Street NE: in 1877 they break "whites only" covenant by purchasing Cedar Hill; serves as U.S. Marshalof the District of Columbia from 1877 until 1881.

On February 20, 1895, Douglass dies at his Cedar Hill home.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Celebrate Douglass 193rd Birthday

Frederick Douglass 193rd Birthday Celebration

Sunday, February 12th, 10am-4pm

FD National Historic Site

1411 W Street, SE

Join us for special tours, music, guest lecturers and a visit from Frederick Douglass

Free and open to all

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