Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass and his stance against the practice of slavery has been documented and discussed at length over the years. A prolific orator and activist,…

Since the American colonies declared independence from Great Britain in 1776, there have been questions of what that independence means for America’s black citizens. As…

On this day just last year, President Obama signed legislation H.R. 6336 to have a statue of Frederick Douglass sent to Emancipation Hall. The statue…

Joseph Douglass, grandson of Frederick Douglass, was the first nationally-known black concert violinist. His interest in music stemmed from his father and grandfather, both of…

Students in Maryland Eastern Shore are currently excavating land that is believed to be the oldest and first free black community in the United States.…

On Wednesday, June 19th, writer, orator, statesman and prominent abolitionist Frederick Douglass was honored by Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker John Boehner and other…

Frederick Augustus Douglass,orator,activist,abolitionist was born a slave in Tuckahoe MD. on this date in 1817. Douglass was commemorated on a U.S. postage stamp issued on his birthday 150 years later.

A panel assembled by The Grio has ranked the 25 most influential African American leaders of all time. Here are the top ten: 1. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2. Barack Obama 3. W.E.B. Du Bois 4. Thurgood Marshall 5. Malcolm X 6. Frederick Douglass 7. Harriet Tubman 8. Rosa Parks 9. Ida B. Wells-Barnett 10. […]

Every idiot likes to speculate on what the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. would be thinking or doing if he were alive today so I figured, why should I be any different? So here’s what I think: Dr. King would be married to a white woman and living in Africa if he were alive […]