Died and buried

Frederick Douglass died on February 20, 1895, in Washington, D.C. He was buried next to his first wife Anna Murray-Douglass in Rochester, N.Y. When Helen Pitts-Douglass died in 1903 she was buried there too.

Frederick Douglass was one of the most influential Americans of the nineteenth century. We are grateful for his immeasurable efforts to end slavery, to support equal rights, and to help the United States become a more just and free nation.

He said “What is possible for me is possible for you.

Read more about his death and legacy here.

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