The Legacy of Frederick Douglass and The North Star

Kenneth B. Morris, Jr
Feb 17, 2019 - 5:00
The Legacy of Frederick Douglass and The North Star

Frederick Douglass--my great-great-great-grandfather--has been called one of the greatest Black Americans to ever live. Numerous articles, essays, and books describe him as a great African American statesman, a gifted Black orator, and an articulate Black spokesperson for his race. White supremacy determines that these subtle shades of expression subordinate his legacy to those of the Founding Fathers, or other white men this country venerates and places on pedestals. Such segregated characterizations of historical understanding demonstrate how far we still must go as a people to achieve equality in America. Without qualification, Frederick Douglass is one of the greatest Americans to ever live. Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born on the...

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2 Replies to “The Legacy of Frederick Douglass and The North Star”

  1. Reading this article makes me so excited to see everything The North Star will bring to this generations and generations to come. Honored and humbled to be a (very small) part of this movement!

    1. Thanks for your kind words. I believe Frederick Douglass would be pleased to know that his original North Star has relaunched to inspire a new generation of activists. Thank you for being a part of this movement.

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