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

Frederick Douglass 1817 - 1895

The Extra Mile

 

— Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —

 
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By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
1. Frederick Douglass 1817 - 1895 Marker
Inscription.  A Famed orator and writer Frederick Douglass was also a key architect of the movement that ended slavery, the very institution into which he was born. Even after his goal to abolish slavery was achieved, Douglass persisted in his struggle for equality. His work in the women’s rights and civil rights movements helped set the stage for further landmark change in this country.

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and incur my own abhorrence.”
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Points of Light Volunteer Pathway marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.813′ N, 77° 2.017′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 15th Street Northwest north of Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, on the right when traveling north. In front of the W Hotel. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 15th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paul Harris 1868 - 1947 (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Edgar J. Helms
Frederick Douglass 1817 - 1895 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
2. Frederick Douglass 1817 - 1895 Marker
(a few steps from this marker); The United States Treasury (a few steps from this marker); The Hotel Washington (a few steps from this marker); Edgar Allen 1862 - 1937 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Extra Mile (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Rhodes Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Ethel Percy Andrus 1884 - 1967 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
Also see . . .  Frederick Douglass. Points of Light. (Submitted on January 6, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCivil Rights
 
Frederick Douglass image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
3. Frederick Douglass
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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