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

Frederick Douglass HBCU Football Classic

Frederick Douglass HBCU Football Classic

The first annual Frederick Douglass HBCU Football Classic between Central State and Albany State Universities honors the legacy of Frederick Douglass while celebrating sportsmanship, cultural richness, and educational excellence, marking a significant milestone in our...

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Annual MLK Memorial Event Featuring Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.

Annual MLK Memorial Event Featuring Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Event The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Event was hosted by the Human Rights Commission. The 2024 MLK Breakfast was held on January 15 at the Sheraton Greensboro/Koury Convention Center. The theme was 'Inspired to Dream' and...

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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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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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Frederick Douglass HBCU Football Classic

Frederick Douglass HBCU Football Classic

The first annual Frederick Douglass HBCU Football Classic between Central State and Albany State Universities honors the legacy of Frederick Douglass while celebrating sportsmanship, cultural richness, and educational excellence, marking a significant milestone in our...

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Annual MLK Memorial Event Featuring Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.

Annual MLK Memorial Event Featuring Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Event The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Event was hosted by the Human Rights Commission. The 2024 MLK Breakfast was held on January 15 at the Sheraton Greensboro/Koury Convention Center. The theme was 'Inspired to Dream' and...

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