Frederick Douglass Institute

West Chester University

408 Francis Harvey Green Library
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383
Phone: (610) 436-2766
Fax: (610) 436-2769

Frederick Douglass WCU Historical Landmark

Under the guidance and leadership of Dr. C. James Trotman, the Frederick Douglass Institute (FDI) of West Chester University has been name as a national historical landmark. The National Park Services (NPS) and the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom (UGRR) recognized FDI for making significant contributions to the understanding of the Underground Railroad and its connection and contributions to American and African American History.

For more information visit the National Park Services website at: or the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom website at:

Acceptance Letter from the National Park Service (PDF)