Douglass in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Freedom Grove (1838)
Douglass Community Center
Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey arrived in New York with the aid of a free woman named Anna Murray. She followed him to New York, and eleven days after his arrival, they married. The couple continued to settle in New Bedford, Massachusetts, home to a thriving free African American community, and adopted the named Frederick Douglass and Anna Murray-Douglass. This freedom grove of sugar maples represent the state of New York where Bailey achieved his freedom and married the woman he loved.
"I felt as one might feel upon escape from a den of hungry lions. Anguish and grief, like darkness and rain, may be depicted, but gladness and joy, like the rainbow, defy the skill of pen or pencil."
(1838) Frederick Douglass, Letter to a friend shortly after reaching New York
Erected by DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Women.
Location. 38° 51.182′ N, 76° 58.705′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1922 Frederick Douglass Court Southeast, Washington DC 20020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Grove (1841-1895) (within shouting distance of this marker); Escape Allée (1838) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Activist Grove (1833-1845) (about 400 feet away); Thurgood Marshall (approx. ¼ mile away); Battery Ricketts (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Stanton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frederick Douglass's Rustic Retreat (approx. ¾ mile away); Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Douglass.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.