Tucked away just blocks off the southeast waterfront in Anacostia, Frederick Douglass spent his last years in a house named Cedar Hill — a home afforded to him less than a year after he had been appointed the nation's first black U.S. marshal.
On a quiet, rainy Wednesday 140 years later, the U.S. Marshals Service honored Douglass with a wreath-laying ceremony normally reserved for fallen officers, this time representing the historic appointment that integrated the service.
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