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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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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WINNING BLOG: A Plan For Change by Gladys G.

WINNING BLOG: A Plan For Change by Gladys G.

(Pictured: Gladys G., Age 18, Oklahoma City, OK) I have found myself in a weird position. I am too tired to fight, but I am also enraged by the things going on around me. Lately, my emotions have led me throughout these times of distress, but what happens after this?...

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WINNING BLOG: Racism – “A Contagious Virus” by Giovan M.

WINNING BLOG: Racism – “A Contagious Virus” by Giovan M.

(Pictured: Giovan M., Age 18, West Henrietta, NY) When we uphold Frederick Douglass’s view that racism is a “moral disorder” instead of just an abstract phenomenon, it becomes easier for us to understand why current, good-intentioned measures to mitigate racial...

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WINNING BLOG: Towards a Cure by Bakari W.

WINNING BLOG: Towards a Cure by Bakari W.

(Pictured: Bakari W., Age 21, Washington, D.C.) We can conceptualize the disease of American racism in two ways: as a pandemic affecting a population of individuals, or as a sickness infecting the collective body of the country. These two lenses call for two...

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WINNING BLOG: Remedies for Racism Essay by Eamon C.

WINNING BLOG: Remedies for Racism Essay by Eamon C.

(Pictured: Eamon C., Age 13, Rochester, NY) “There is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America - there is the United States of America.” - Barack Obama, 2004 I believe racism is a problem that we must work together to solve. Racism...

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Imagine – by Amanda L., Age 18, Shaker Heights, OH

Imagine – by Amanda L., Age 18, Shaker Heights, OH

(Photo from https://iwda.org.au/...) Close your eyes. Imagine a society where children, white, brown, black, Asian, Mexican, LGBTQ, girls, boys, Jewish, Muslim, some with disabilities, some without, play on their school playground together. No bullying, teasing, or...

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Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives in the News

Press Release: Frederick Douglass Family Hosts July Fourth Webcast

Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI) will host a live webcast to announce the winners of their Remedies Blog Contest. The webcast will showcase Rochester, NY-based orators; young activist, Yolanda King, granddaughter of Martin Luther King, Jr.; gospel singer, Keedron Bryant; Marva Hicks singing a song from the new Douglass musical, American Prophet and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, David Blight.

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FDFI Statement: Sharing Common Ground

Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI) joins with the Greater Rochester NY Black Agenda Group which, on Tuesday (April 28, 2020), in honor of Dr. David Anderson (Sankofa) on his 90th birthday, declared racism a public health crisis.

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