Douglass Mind Blog

“Right is of no Sex – Truth is of no Color – God is the Father of us all, and we are all brethren.”

– Frederick Douglass
(Masthead of The North Star)

Published in Rochester, NY, by Frederick Douglass, The North Star was the most influential antislavery paper published in the 19th century. Circulated throughout the United States, Europe, and the West Indies, it denounced slavery and fought for the rights of women and other oppressed groups as well.

Today, our efforts and the efforts of many other modern abolitionists and antiracists are sprawled throughout the internet. The Douglass Mind Blog is meant to give voice to you for expanding ideas on antiracism and abolitionism. On this page, we will also keep you up-to-date with our initiatives, press releases, and general news about racism and human trafficking.

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Douglass Mind Blog

Making Podcast

Making Podcast

FDFI President Ken Morris joined FDFI board member David Blight, actor Jeffrey Wright and Making podcast host Brandon Pope for an enlightening conversation about Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass escaped slavery, became a fierce advocate for the rights of women...

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A LEGACY OF EDUCATION, ACTIVISM, AND LIBERATION

A LEGACY OF EDUCATION, ACTIVISM, AND LIBERATION

This article first appeared on The OBSV Group Website By Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. I can't say when I first realized I was related to Frederick Douglass. There was never a time that I can recall when my parents or grandparents sat me down and said we have something...

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Anna Murray and Annie Douglass Memorials Unveiling Event

Anna Murray and Annie Douglass Memorials Unveiling Event

Join us on Saturday, September 3, 2022! Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives will honor Anna Murray and Annie Douglass with memorials to be placed next to Husband and Father Frederick Douglass. This is a community-wide free event. Please share the flyer below with...

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New Publishing Imprint

New Publishing Imprint

NEWS PROVIDED BY Forefront Books  Jun 09, 2022, 11:00 ET THE NEW FREDERICK DOUGLASS BOOKS PUBLISHING IMPRINT PROVIDES A SPOTLIGHT AND FOCUS ON DIVERSE VOICES NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Forefront Books and the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives...

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The Revolutionary Liberators: The Douglass Collective

The Revolutionary Liberators: The Douglass Collective

Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives presents a conversation between Professor of African American Studies and Author Celeste-Marie Bernier, and the Great-Great-Great-Grandson of Frederick Douglass, Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., as they discuss never before revealed...

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The Voice of The Future

Anna Murray Douglass “Life in Portrait” Contest

Anna Murray Douglass “Life in Portrait” Contest

Anna Murray Douglass “Life in Portrait” Contest Authors of the book, Picturing Frederick Douglass, called Douglass the “Most Photographed American of the Nineteenth Century.” Yet, there are only two known images of Anna Murray Douglass, Frederick’s wife, and partner...

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The Next Step by Anvi B., Age 14, Southern California

An acronym that has recently gained prominence on social media is “ACAB.” Although it stands for “All cops are bastards” the words are unfortunately misleading, as it refers not to individual police officers but to a system that needs more internal controls and...

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Unjustly Oppressed by Porsche S., Age 17, Winston-Salem, NC

Prejudgments color perceptions. During the novel coronavirus pandemic, I immersed myself in the Sunday School teaching of “Injustice Will Be Punished.” My curious thoughts intensified during the lesson; it was then time for me to present. “Frederick Douglass was a...

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The Plea for Justice by Zoha A.

(Pictured: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Styrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (Joe Klamar/Pool via AP))   Hello, My name is Zoha A. I am...

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WINNING BLOG: Educate, Participate and Be Heard! by Tasneem G.

WINNING BLOG: Educate, Participate and Be Heard! by Tasneem G.

(Pictured: Tasneem G., Age 14, Lexington, MA) On June 4th, 2020, hundreds of Lexington, MA residents, including myself, gathered in the town center to protest systematic racism. However, I was unaware that just the previous day, the Lexington town hall had just passed...

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On July 4th, 2020, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives hosted a live webcast to discuss ideas to remedy “the disease of racism” in our country. Please click the play button to learn more about Douglass’s famous speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” and hear from Douglass descendants, young orators, award-winning bloggers, a gospel singer, and young activists. We also hosted the world premiere of a song from the new Douglass musical, American Prophet. Check out the event. We know you will be inspired!

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Making Podcast

Making Podcast

FDFI President Ken Morris joined FDFI board member David Blight, actor Jeffrey Wright and Making podcast host Brandon Pope for an enlightening conversation about Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass escaped slavery, became a fierce advocate for the rights of women...

read more
A LEGACY OF EDUCATION, ACTIVISM, AND LIBERATION

A LEGACY OF EDUCATION, ACTIVISM, AND LIBERATION

This article first appeared on The OBSV Group Website By Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. I can't say when I first realized I was related to Frederick Douglass. There was never a time that I can recall when my parents or grandparents sat me down and said we have something...

read more
Anna Murray and Annie Douglass Memorials Unveiling Event

Anna Murray and Annie Douglass Memorials Unveiling Event

Join us on Saturday, September 3, 2022! Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives will honor Anna Murray and Annie Douglass with memorials to be placed next to Husband and Father Frederick Douglass. This is a community-wide free event. Please share the flyer below with...

read more
New Publishing Imprint

New Publishing Imprint

NEWS PROVIDED BY Forefront Books  Jun 09, 2022, 11:00 ET THE NEW FREDERICK DOUGLASS BOOKS PUBLISHING IMPRINT PROVIDES A SPOTLIGHT AND FOCUS ON DIVERSE VOICES NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Forefront Books and the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives...

read more
The Revolutionary Liberators: The Douglass Collective

The Revolutionary Liberators: The Douglass Collective

Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives presents a conversation between Professor of African American Studies and Author Celeste-Marie Bernier, and the Great-Great-Great-Grandson of Frederick Douglass, Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., as they discuss never before revealed...

read more

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