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West Chester in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frederick Douglass

(1818 - 1895)

 
 
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By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
1. Frederick Douglass Marker
Inscription. Champion of human freedom, African American abolitionist, newspaper editor, U.S. Colored Troops recruiter, U.S. ambassador to Haiti, and orator, Frederick Douglass gave his last public address "Against Lynch Law" here on February 1, 1895. A frequent visitor to West Chester, Douglass denounced lynching and bigotry and urged freedom, justice, and equality for all Americans. The Frederick Douglass Institute here maintains Douglass' legacy.
 
Erected 2006 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.141′ N, 75° 35.836′ W. Marker is in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker can be reached from South High Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is on the campus of West Chester University between the library and the Main Hall. Marker is in this post office area: West Chester PA 19382, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Main Arch Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Minquas Path (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Great Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Samuel Barber (approx. half a mile away); Thomas S. Butler House
Frederick Douglass image. Click for full size.
By George K. Warren, circa 1879
2. Frederick Douglass
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Star of the West, Tent No. Six (approx. 0.6 miles away); Turk’s Head Tavern (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Dime Savings Bank (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Chester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Frederick Douglass at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Frederick Douglass ~ Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 1, 2016, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
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West Chester University Library image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
3. West Chester University Library
West Chester University Building image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
4. West Chester University Building
 
 
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