Escape Allée (1838)

Escape Allée (1838) (HM2EAF)

Location: Washington, DC 20020
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 51.14', W 76° 58.64'

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Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey fled enslavement in Maryland on September 3, 1838. His escape route included travel by train, ferry, and steamboat through Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York. Each tree in Escape Allée represents one of these four states on Bailey's trek to freedom, after which he adopted the name Frederick Douglass, renowned in his day and revered by posterity.

"Too look at the map and observe the proximity of Eastern Shore, Maryland, to Delaware and Pennsylvania, it may seem to the reader quite absurd to regard the proposed escape as a formidable undertaking...The real distance was great enough, but the imagined was, to our ignorance, much greater."

(1855) Frederick Douglass, My Bondage my Freedom, "The Run-Away Plot"
Placed ByDC Department of Parks and Recreation
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Date Added Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 1:04pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 328416 N 4302247
Decimal Degrees38.85233333, -76.97733333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.14', W 76° 58.64'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 8.4" N, 76° 58' 38.4" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1986 Stanton Terrace SE, Washington DC 20020, US
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