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‘What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?’: Descendants Read Frederick Douglass’ Speech

  “The U.S. celebrates this Independence Day amid nationwide protests and calls for systemic reforms. In this short film, five young descendants of Frederick Douglass read and respond to excerpts of his famous speech, “What to the Slave is the…

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Reading Frederick Douglass Together, July 2, 2020

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Celebrating Frederick Douglass and Newark’s Abolitionist History

Rutgers University-Newark graduate student, Noelle Lorraine Williams, designed a sculpture to commemorate Frederick Douglass’s visit to Newark on April 17, 1849 to deliver an address at the former Plane Street Colored Church as a fundraiser for his North Star newspaper…

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The Eastern Shore of Maryland is the birthplace of many black revolutionaries. Why?

That Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, both abolitionist leaders, were born a few miles apart on the Maryland Eastern Shore is not surprising.  The Washington Post article examines the elements that made this geographic region a wellspring of freedom for…

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Frederick Douglass Transcribe-a-thon, February 14, 2018

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