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

Frederick Douglass

(1818 - 1895)

 
 
Frederick Douglass Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCivil RightsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1862.
 
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. Marker is on the campus of
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West Chester University between the library and the Main Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Chester PA 19382, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); Waynefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great Minquas Path (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Great Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Barnard Street Public School - Denney Tag Company (approx. half a mile away); Samuel Barber (approx. half a mile away); Thomas S. Butler House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Star of the West, Tent No. Six (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
 
Frederick Douglass image. Click for full size.
Photographed By George K. Warren, circa 1879
2. Frederick Douglass
West Chester University Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
3. West Chester University Library
West Chester University Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
4. West Chester University Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,226 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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