Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Dr. Douglas Southall Freeman

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Dr. Douglas Southall Freeman
Alumni Bulletin

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This article relates the death of Douglas Southall Freeman, on June 13, 1953. Freeman had just finished writing Chapter 16 in Volume 6 of his biography on George Washington. The last words Freeman wrote were, "He was 61, and he complained mildly of waning memory and of poor hearing but few others saw any evidence of decline... was he not mounted and ready for four more years on the road of service to his country? The multitude of his followers and the handful of his envious foes would have proclaimed the certainty with joy or would reluctantly have admitted the probability, but there were omens that road would be stony and cloud-covered, and there were voices prophesying strife." Later that day Freeman felt ill and his doctors discovered an erratic heartbeat. Freeman slipped into a coma and died at 4:20 P.M., at the age of 67.

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Friddell, Guy. "Dr. Douglas Southall Freeman" Alumni Bulletin, Summer 1953, p. 2.

Publisher

Alumni Bulletin, University of Richmond

Date

Summer 1953

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English

Identifier

RG 6

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Virginia Baptist Historical Society

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Citation

Friddell, Guy, “Dr. Douglas Southall Freeman,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed August 6, 2020, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/440.