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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.

Earlier than that, actually. Here’s Thaddeus Stephens worrying that Frederick Douglass’ incorrigible wokeness was gonna cost the Republicans the 1868 elections.

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.

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In 1863, Frederick Douglass traveled down from Rochester, New York determined to meet with President Abraham Lincoln. A year later, Lincoln wanted to see Douglass. These meetings are the core of playwright Richard Hellesen’s "Necessary Sacrifices."

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.

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The new state would be known as Washington, Douglass Commonwealth — named after famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who lived in Washington from 1877 until his death in 1895.

Congress has a choice. It can continue to exclude DC residents from the democratic process, forcing them to watch from the sidelines as Congress votes on federal and #DC  laws, and to treat them, in the words of Frederick Douglass, as “aliens, not citizens, but subjects.”

“When a snake sheds its skin in what new skin will the old snake come forth?” ~Frederick Douglass


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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.

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Disgusting! We should all realize this movement is about promoting Marxism not stopping racism. They’re not going to stop folks. Frederick Douglass statue vandalized on anniversary of July 4 speech

A statue of Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester, New York, on the anniversary of his famous speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July." The statue was found in a gorge about 50 feet away, with damage to the base and a finger.

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.

Frederick Douglass escaped slavery when he was 19 and became an advisor to President Lincoln. He had every reason to hate, but instead, he dedicated his life to promoting the promise of America. Today mobs tore down a statue of him. They have no shame.

“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

“Until Haiti spoke… no Christian nation had abolished slavery. Until she spoke… the slave trade was sanctioned by all the Christian nations of the world... Until Haiti spoke, the church was silent and the pulpit dumb.” - Frederick Douglass, 1893 re: The Haitian Revolution

You quote a mighty and historic speech by the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass, but, without context, many modern readers will misunderstand. Two critical points: