Charles Remond Douglass

Charles Remond Douglass was the son of Frederick and Anna Douglass. His first and middle names were given in honor of the black abolitionist Charles Lenox Remond with whom Frederick Douglass worked. Charles Douglass enlisted in the Union army and served in the Civil War. Charles, like many of the Douglass children, suffered from financial difficulties later in life and greatly relied on his famous father for assistance.

“Charles was once again mired in desperation over money and livelihood. After leaving the Treasury Department, Charles had moved back to Rochester, but his debts had pushed him into legal trouble and damaged the trust between father and son.”[1]

Charles Douglass died on November 24, 1920 at the age of 76. He was originally interred in Columbian Harmony Cemetery in Washington, D.C. but that cemetery was disbanded. His body was moved to National Harmony Memorial Park Cemetery in Hyattsville, Maryland in 1960. Charles shares a gravestone with his older brother Lewis.

Section GPS coordinates: 38.906652, -76.879429

[1] David W. Blight, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018), 571.

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