(1818 - 1895)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.
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|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 8:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 448981 N 4422639|
|Decimal Degrees||39.95235000, -75.59726667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 57.141', W 75° 35.836'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 57' 8.46" N, 75° 35' 50.16" W|
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|Area Code(s)||610, 484|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 798 US-322 BUS, West Chester PA 19382, US|
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