Frederick Douglas - John Brown meeting

Frederick Douglas - John Brown meeting (HM9EG)

Location: Detroit, MI 48226 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 19.992', W 83° 2.346'

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In the home of William Webb, 200 feet north of this spot, two famous American's met several Detroit Negro residents on March 12, 1859, to discuss methods of abolishing American Negro slavery. John Brown (1800-1859), fiery antislavery leader, ardently advocated insurrectionary procedures, and eight months later became a martyr to the cause. Frederick Douglas (c. 1817-1895), ex-slave and internationally-recognized antislavery orator and writer, sought a solution through political means and orderly democratic processes. Although they differed on tactics to be used, they were united in the immortal cause of American Negro freedom. Among the prominent members of Detroit's Negro community reported to have been present were: William Lambert, George DeBaptiste, Dr. Joseph Ferguson, Rev. C. Monroe, Willis Wilson, John Jackson, and William Webb.
HM NumberHM9EG
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberS0224
Year Placed1962
Placed ByState of Michigan
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 7:57am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 332007 N 4688785
Decimal Degrees42.33320000, -83.03910000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 19.992', W 83° 2.346'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 19' 59.52" N, 83° 2' 20.76" W
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Area Code(s)313, 586, 734, 248
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-899 E Congress St, Detroit MI 48226, US
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