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Video: Kenneth B. Morris, Jr, grandson of Frederick Douglass, speaks at Rutgers-Newark dedication of Frederick Douglass Athletic Field (April 2019)
Watch the full remarks of Kenneth B. Morris, Jr, the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great-grandson of Booker T. Washington, at the Rutgers-Newark Frederick Douglass Celebration. In 1849, famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass visited the African American community in Newark to fundraise for The North Star newspaper and to rally action around the abolition of slavery.
He gave a speech at the Plane Street Colored Church, located at the site which is now Rutgers-Newark’s Frederick Douglass Field. The site was also a stop on the Underground Railroad.
170 years later, on April 17, 2019, Rutgers-Newark and the city of Newark officially dedicated and celebrated the Frederick Douglass Athletic Field, located at University Avenue between Raymond Boulevard and Warren Street. Douglass’ great-great-great grandson Kenneth Morris, Jr. and descendants of the abolitionist families, that worked alongside Douglass, were at the ceremony.
Visit https://www.newark.rutgers.edu/freder… for details, photos, media mentions and more videos on the event.
Ranger Nate is now in South Carolina managing the Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site. Within short order Ranger Nate assisted in bodying forth revelatory history at Rose Hill, “Historians find fingerprints of long-forgotten SC slaves in 200-year-old bricks”
Old Anacostia extends the deepest sense of gratitude and respect to Ranger Nate for his five years of honorable and distinguished service and to all Rangers and staff, former and current, of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.
Paper presented by Leigh Fought, Professor of History at Le Moyne College and author of Women in the World of Frederick Douglass, at the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY, 9 April 2019.
Frederick Douglass was in love with photography. From his earliest known photograph in 1841 until his passing in 1895, he sat for his portrait whenever he could and became the most photographed American of the nineteenth century; more photographed than President Abraham Lincoln. In this first major exhibition of Douglass photographs, we offer a visually stunning re-introduction to America’s first black celebrity — immediately recognizable in his own lifetime by millions.
Scholars John Stauffer and Zoe Trodd are the co-curators of the exhibit [Picturing Frederick Douglass] (http://maah.org/exhibits.htm), based upon their acclaimed book about the famed abolitionist’s photographs. They join Dr. Manisha Sinha, author of The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition, to discuss the impact of the wide distribution of images of Douglass.
A nine-year archaeological dig at the site of a plantation where abolitionist Frederick Douglass once lived culminated in an exhibit at the University of Maryland’s Hornbake Library.
The exhibit showcases artifacts that shed light on the life and culture of Wye House, a former plantation near Easton, Maryland where Douglass spent two years as an enslaved child. Professor Mark Leone of the university’s Department of Anthropology co-curated the exhibit with his current and former graduate students
4-part series … Frederick Douglass Walking Tour in Dublin, Ireland. (Professor Christine Kinealy, author of “Frederick Douglass and Ireland: In His Own Words”)
Frederick Douglass Walking Tour in Dublin for Culture Night 2018 with Professor Christine Kinealy, author of Frederick Douglass and Ireland: In His Own Words (Routledge: 2018), Director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University, and Don Mulla.
Frederick Douglass Walking Tour in Dublin for Culture Night 2018 with Professor Christine Kinealy, author of Frederick Douglass and Ireland: In His Own Words (Routledge: 2018), Director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University, with award winning singer song-writer Declan O’Rourke (Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine)
Frederick Douglass Walking Tour in Dublin for Culture Night 2018 with Professor Christine Kinealy, author of Frederick Douglass and Ireland: In His Own Words (Routledge: 2018), Director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University, with Kwaku Fortune as Frederick Douglass
Walking Tour in Dublin for 200th Anniversary of Frederick Douglass’s Birth. Christine Kinealy, Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University. Caroilin Callery as Hannah Webb. Kwaku Fortune as Frederick Douglass. St. Mark’s Church, Pearse Street, Dublin. Culture Night 2018.
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