As we prepare for the coming new year at FDFI, we are pausing to celebrate and to say thank you for all that we accomplished together in 2023. As Frederick Douglass said in his 1859 lecture, Self-Made Men: “We may explain success mainly by one word and that word is WORK! WORK!! WORK!!! WORK!!!!” We hope you will enjoy this update on the work that took place this year, and join us in looking forward to the opportunities that await in 2024.

Reflections + Gratitude
FDFI President and Co-Founder Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., the great-great-great-grandson of Frederick Douglass, reflects on the year and why it’s important we continue to follow in the footsteps of Frederick Douglass and his fellow freedom fighters to put an end to racial inequities and modern forms of slavery. [more]