Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives is partnering with the History Channel and its Save Our History initiative on our One Million Abolitionists book project!
“At the core of Frederick Douglass’s activism is the belief that ‘Power concedes nothing without a demand.’
To be heard, our demands should be made in a strong voice. To be successful, they must be made collaboratively, strategically, and safely.”
– Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., May 30, 2020, Rochester, New York
“It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.”
Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI) is an Abolitionist and AntiRacist non-profit organization founded by direct descendants of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, we’re focused on the struggle for racial equity and an end to human exploitation.
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Power of One
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It’s estimated that there are over 40 million people* enslaved in the world today.
Since 2007, FDFI has been a leader in implementing innovative human trafficking prevention education curricula in K-12 classrooms nationally.
We educate our youth about human trafficking and all forms of modern-day slavery, and we do it within the context of history.
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Racism, racial discrimination, race-based oppression, though not unique to our nation, is a persistent and lethal contagion in America.
While progress has been made in previous decades, there’s no justification for one American to receive even the slightest less consideration under the Constitution than another.
FDFI believes that, through collaboration and agitation, we can leverage the spirit of Frederick Douglass and help ensure equality for all.
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Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI) was born from a historical legacy of activism and education with its intimate connections to Douglass and Booker T. Washington. The sharing of knowledge was at the core of the work and philosophies of both men just as it resides at the heart of our work in human trafficking and other human rights challenges.
We seek to effect change by addressing issues at their very foundations with institutionalized solutions like student curriculum, professional development for educators, and sustained coalition building throughout the community.
An Evening with Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives at American Prophet
Please join Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI) for a special evening to celebrate the new world premiere musical American Prophet. This one-night-only fundraising event will be a unique opportunity to support FDFI and attend a preview performance of American Prophet: Frederick Douglass In His Own Words with Douglass family members, including great-great-granddaughter Nettie Washington Douglass and great-great-great-grandson Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.
Date: July 23, 2022
Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Where: Arena Stage in Washington, DC
Tickets include VIP Reception, an exclusive gift bag, and American Prophet Performance
Admission Price: $200 per person
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Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
140 E. Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
Frederick Douglass Family Foundation (Initiatives), Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity – EIN #26-0757405
Click here to view FDFI’s IRS Determination Letter