• Cedar Hill

    Frederick Douglass

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

"I will unite with any one to do right, and with no one to do wrong!"

Walk the halls of Cedar Hill, home of the famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

Born into slavery, Douglass escaped to spend his life fighting for justice and equality for all people. His tireless struggle, brilliant words, and inclusive vision of humanity continue to inspire and sustain people today. 

Did You Know?

DYK Anna

Anna Murray, first wife of Frederick Douglass was the first of her enslaved parents children to be born free. Anna assisted Douglass in his escape from slavery. Anna's portrait hangs in the East Parlor of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington,, D.C.