One Million Abolitionists


Douglass Family Hardcover Edition

Frederick Douglass won world fame when his first autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, was published in 1845. His autobiography became an instant bestseller and, having escaped slavery just seven years earlier, put his life in immediate danger. Narrative helped change the course of the US Abolitionist Movement in the nineteenth century and has inspired and changed readers’ lives for more than 175 years.

Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI) wants to inspire and empower one million young people to do and be more than they ever dreamed possible. Through the One Million Abolitionists project, we aim to distribute one million copies of the Douglass Family Edition to young people worldwide.

In order to distribute one million copies to young people, we need your help. Please consider making a contribution to FDFI today to help fund these books!

Your $200 gift will fund 20 books
Your $400 gift will fund 40 books
Your $600 gift will fund 60 books

*FDFI reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to distribute the books to the young people identified through its One Million Abolitionists program.


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Save Our History is helping Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives bring Douglass’s story to students worldwide.

Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives is partnering with the HISTORY Channel and its Save Our History initiative on our One Million Abolitionists book project!