Historic Records Preservation


Historic Records Preservation
A record of the 1961 incarceration of the Freedom Riders who fought for voting rights

A record of the 1961 incarceration of the Freedom Riders who fought for voting rights

FDMHA is dedicated to and engaged in preserving for posterity the life and (character) legacy of Frederick Douglass.

To preserve the memory and legacy of Frederick Douglass, FDMHA strives:

  • To collect, collate and preserve an historical record of the inception, progress and culmination of the anti-slavery movement in the United States and to assemble in the homestead of Frederick Douglass, Cedar Hill, all such suitable exhibits of records or things illustrative or commemorative of the anti-slavery movement and history as may be donated to the Association or accrued by purchase, bequest or other lawful means.
  • To work with the United States Department of Interior, National Park Service in implementing stated purposes and in assuring the Frederick Douglass home site, Cedar Hill, is preserved as a National Monument, available and accessible to all visitors.

Civil rights activist, Rev Reginald Green, was jailed for protesting injustice in 1961

Civil rights activist, Rev Reginald Green, was jailed for protesting injustice in 1961

Rev Green visits the jail where he was held for protesting injustice in 1961

Rev Green visits the jail where he was held for protesting injustice in 1961

A newspaper report on the jailing of the Freedom Riders in 1961

A newspaper report on the jailing of the Freedom Riders in 1961


Examples of Historic Records Collected and Preserved by FDMA

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