Help us fund the next run of 25,000 books!

Goal: $40,000.00

FDFI has published 55,000 hardcover copies of the Narrative to date. These books have already been committed to young people across the country. By the end of 2018, we want to give away one million copies to students everywhere. Then we'll ask readers to collaborate with fellow students, teachers, and organizations to develop service projects, in their communities and beyond, to address issues related to social injustice just like Douglass did after escaping servitude in1838 at the age of twenty.


Giving away one million copies of the Narrative will be a challenge that FDFI can't take on alone. Make a tax-deductible donation directly to FDFI to help fund the One Million Abolitionists project. Our cost to print, distribute and manage the project is $4 per book. 

Help us bring 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 books or more to young people all over the country.   

To inquire about making a larger contribution of 1,000 books or more for young people in your city, please email Robert Benz at


 Please check out our MobileCause fundraising campaign and Become a Fundraiser for the project!


*For a limited time, you can purchase this special Bicentennial edition of the Narrative from our partner bookseller, Syracuse Cultural Workers, for $19.95.  


Click the donation buttons above to make an online contribution or to donate with a personal check:

Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
P.O. Box 421211
Atlanta, GA 30342

If you have any questions, please click here to send us an email or call:


Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.