Cedar Hill: The “Frederick Douglass Home”
When Frederick Douglass died in 1895, Helen Pitts Douglass devoted herself to making Cedar Hill a memorial to his life and legacy. Before her death in 1903, she created the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association to carry on her preservation work.
The “Frederick Douglass Home” became a unit of the National Park Service on September 5, 1962, after which they conducted major restoration work on the historic house. It was designated the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in 1988.
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April 7, 2017