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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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How Artists Change the World

David Brooks comments on Frederick Douglass’s strategic use of photographic portraiture to breakthrough common stereotypes. “Douglass was redrawing people’s unconscious mental maps. He was erasing old associations about blackness and replacing them with new ones.”

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Jeremiah Trotter as “Big Ben”

a film about the true story of a slave who made his way to freedom.

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