- Abolitionist Frederick Douglass purchased this 21-room home, called Cedar Hill, making him the first African-American to buy a home in an area then restricted to whites. The home became the nation's first Black National Historic Site. Cedar Hill's furnishings are in large part the ones Douglass owned. They include the 1,200-volume library of this self-taught man. Also on display are gifts given Douglass by such contemporaries as Mary Todd Lincoln and Harriet Beecher Stowe.
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