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

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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Master Plan for Frederick Douglass Park Revealed

Master Plan for Frederick Douglass Park Revealed

Article reprinted in its entirety from Stardem September 2021 EASTON — Architects unveiled the master plan for the Frederick Douglass Park on the Tuckahoe, presenting a grand vision of a towering visitor center, a memorial space, an overlook on the Tuckahoe Creek,...

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A Mighty Struggle by Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.

A Mighty Struggle by Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.

Journal of Appellate Practice and Process By Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. On July 5, 1852, abolitionist Frederick Douglass gave the keynote address at a Rochester, New York, event commemorating the 76th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It was...

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The Voice of The Future

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: 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

(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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The Pandemic – by Sabrina Y., Age 18, Los Angeles, CA

Rooted prejudice does well to unleash cascades of harm to all those unfortunate enough to be near the splash zone. Racial prejudice is a complex disease to cure. One that’ll take variable time and infinite patience to nurture away. Because that’s where it all began....

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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 Family Initiatives in the News

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...

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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...

read more
Master Plan for Frederick Douglass Park Revealed

Master Plan for Frederick Douglass Park Revealed

Article reprinted in its entirety from Stardem September 2021 EASTON — Architects unveiled the master plan for the Frederick Douglass Park on the Tuckahoe, presenting a grand vision of a towering visitor center, a memorial space, an overlook on the Tuckahoe Creek,...

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The Virtual Monuments Project

HITRECORD and Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives collaborated on 10 pieces of art to celebrate Black Excellence! In collaboration with HitRecord, we have created 10 “Virtual Monuments” that celebrate Black Excellence, and recognize influential people, places, and...

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