Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Frederick Douglass's Historic Home

Frederick Douglass's Cedar Hill estate will represent Washington, D.C. in the U.S. mint's new "America the Beautiful" quarter program. The home, located at 1411 W St. SE in Anacostia, was his home from 1878 until his death in 1895.

Born circa 1818 in Talbot County, Maryland, he escaped slavery to become an abolitionist, editor, orator, and public servant.

In 1881, President Garfield appointed Frederick Douglass
Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia (1881-1886).

The coin is scheduled for release in 2017.

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