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Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
Welcome to an exploration of the life and writings of Frederick Douglass, a great American born in February 1818 who was enslaved until the age of twenty. He became widely known and respected as an abolitionist, civil rights activist, social reformer, writer, orator, and government consul.
It is Frederick Douglass’s 200th birthday, a time to reflect and celebrate!!
Please join us.
As part of a project called One Million Abolitionists, the Frederick Douglass family has published a special edition of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave which we hope will be given to one million young people across the country. The book is about Douglass’s challenges, accomplishments, beliefs, and philosophies. It’s not an easy read so teachers and parents may read or paraphrase/explain passages with students and elaborate on people and places mentioned in the text. Let students consume the passages slowly, perhaps as a 20-minute class segment a few times a week over a semester or at their own pace. Designed to support teachers and their students, the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Curriculum combines online resources, written information, Frederick Douglass’s book, and extensive lessons with implementation strategies.