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Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Douglass Cemetery

circa, 1827

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 5, 2019
1. Douglass Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Douglass Cemetery Association was founded in 1895 as a non-denominational, segregated cemetery for Alexandria's African American community. The Douglass Cemetery is named in memory of Frederick Douglass, who was an American abolitionist, writer, statesman, orator and former slave who worked to improve the lives of African Americans during his lifetime. Hundreds of African Americans were buried in this cemetery while it was in operation between 1896 and 1975.

"Without a struggle, there can be no progress."
Frederick Douglass

 
Erected 2019.
 
Location. 38° 48.096′ N, 77° 3.363′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on Wilkes Street 0.1 miles west of South Payne Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1421 Wilkes Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southwest 1 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A National Cemetery System (about 500 feet away); Old Presbyterian Meeting House
Douglass Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 5, 2019
2. Douglass Cemetery Marker
(about 500 feet away); In Honor of Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice (about 600 feet away); Alexandria National Cemetery (about 600 feet away); "Pursuers of Booth the Assassin" (about 600 feet away); Hooff's Run Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); The West End (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Also see . . .  Boy Scout gets troop to help restore historic black cemetery. (Submitted on October 5, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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