Monday, February 6, 2017

Frederick Douglass: the man, the escaped slave, orator, writer and key civil rights leader

I have wanted to do a series to highlight some people for Black History Month, but got a little intimidated because I want to do it justice. Black History month is an opportunity to put the spotlight on the important contributions of Black Americans.  It's about so much more than the end of slavery, Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King Jr, which are great things (and people), but there are so many people that have made a difference in our country and we just didn't get an opportunity to learn about them in school.  Or, I didn't at least.  

Here's a great mini bio of Frederick Douglass:


Find out more about Frederick Douglass:
http://www.biography.com/people/frederick-douglass-9278324

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/frederick-douglass

https://www.nps.gov/frdo/learn/historyculture/frederickdouglass.htm

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1539.html

Frederick Douglass Books:
https://www.amazon.com/Frederick-Douglass/e/B000APT0GK/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1486415901&sr=1-2-ent


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