Feb 14

How Frederick Douglass’s first speech got him noticed

Posted 1 year, 2 months ago.


Frederick Douglass, whose birthday is honored on February 14, was born a slave in 1818, and now remembered for his eloquence, activism, and fearless championing against slavery.

Mar 15

On the road to freedom, one (gradual) step at a time

Posted 3 years, 1 month ago.


There are several reasons why the Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery is a remarkable document. First, a fun fact: It’s signed by Thomas Paine of Common Sense.