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Douglass in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Activist Grove (1833-1845)

Douglass Community Center

 
 
Activist Grove (1833-1845) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 10, 2019
1. Activist Grove (1833-1845) Marker
Inscription.  Three years after he escaped enslavement, Douglass gave a brief speech at an anti-slavery meeting in New Bedford, Massachusetts. This lecture would be the beginning of a repertoire of speeches that built Frederick Douglass's reputation as one of the most eloquent and stirring orators in history. This activist grove of American elm represents the state of Massachusetts where Frederick Douglass honed his skills as an abolitionist and orator.
 
Erected by DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansArts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. Marker has been reported unreadable. 38° 51.112′ N, 76° 58.703′ W. Marker is in Douglass in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Frederick Douglass Court Southeast north of Bruce Place Southeast. On the grounds of Douglass Community Center. 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
Activist Grove (1833-1845) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 10, 2019
2. Activist Grove (1833-1845) Marker
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of this location. Memorial Grove (1841-1895) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Escape Allée (1838) (about 300 feet away); Freedom Grove (1838) (about 400 feet away); Thurgood Marshall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battery Ricketts (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Stanton (approx. half a mile away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southeast 5 (approx. ¾ mile away in Maryland); Frederick Douglass's Rustic Retreat (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Douglass.
 
More about this marker. Unfortunately, the marker has been vandalized and is significantly unreadable.
 
 
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 94 times since then and 8 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.

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