Cedar Hill, Home of Frederick Douglass
NPS Photo

"The famous abolitionist, writer, lecturer, statesman, and Underground Railroad conductor Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) resided in this house from 1877 until his death. At the request of his second wife, Helen Pitts Douglass, Congress chartered the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association, to whom Mrs. Douglass bequeathed the house. Joining with the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, the association opened the house to visitors in 1916. The property was added to the National Park system on September 5, 1962 and was designated a National Historic Site in 1988. The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is located at 1411 W Street, SE in Washington, D. C. and it is opened to the public.

 

Activity: Write a short summary on the process of designating a National Historic Site.

 

Source: "Aboard the Underground Railroad- Frederick Douglass NHS" http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/underground/dc1.htm