I'm so excited to announce my new book "The President and the Freedom Fighter" is now available for preorder! The true American story of two men with an unlikely friendship - Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass - who came together to save our country.
Happy #NationalTeacherAppreciationDay . In the words of Frederick Douglass, “it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” I am so grateful to the educators in MD & across the country who have found creative ways to teach young people throughout this pandemic.
DO YOU AGREE? Instead of the District of Columbia, the new state would be known as Washington, Douglass Commonwealth — named after famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass. More importantly, it would give the heavily Democratic area two U.S. Senators.
“When a snake sheds its skin in what new skin will the old snake come forth?” ~Frederick Douglass
It’s such an honor to have a sculpture of Frederick Douglass in my office. His words and wisdom inspire me every day: “The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful and virtuous.” Thank you @HowardU Gallery of Art.
Statue of Frederick Douglass Torn Down in Rochester via . This shows that thes @BreitbartNews anarchists have no bounds!
Frederick Douglass had to resist white abolitionists who were afraid his clarity of speech would harm the movement. They actually encouraged him since he was a former slave to “act and talk like a slave” to garner sympathy. He refused.
“What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? This Fourth of July is yours, not mine…There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States at this very hour.” - Frederick Douglass
You quote a mighty and historic speech by the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass, but, without context, many modern readers will misunderstand. Two critical points: