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10 Things You May Not Have Known About Frederick Douglass

Karim Gilliam | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
Karim Gilliam

Frederick Douglass is one of the most important figures in American history, but many know little about the legendary abolitionist. In honor of Black History Month let's remember or newly discover the incredible life and achievements of Frederick Douglass.

Notes on Frederick Douglass' Long Journey to the U.S. Capitol

John Muller | Posted 08.11.2013 | DC
John Muller

Now, more than a century later, the life of Frederick Douglass has come full circle; on June 19th a statue of his likeness will be permanently placed in the Capitol's Emancipation Hall joining 18 other men and women so honored.

Frederick Douglass Statue In U.S. Capitol?

Posted 09.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Will Frederick Douglass finally make it into the U.S. Capitol? The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton...

Slavery and the Presidents: Where Is the Public Acknowledgement?

Clarence Lusane | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Clarence Lusane

While there are hundreds of memorials, plaques, and other means that present a false narrative of American history, there are too few that genuinely tell the more complicated and often harsh reality that many faced as U.S. democracy unfolded.