;

Frederick Douglass



  • How a Lincoln-Douglass Debate Led to Historic Discovery

    Just like that, a document apparently unknown to Douglass’s biographers and not found in the orator’s papers at the Library of Congress had landed squarely in the middle of the debate that has swept the nation and the neighborhood around Lincoln Park where the statue stands.


  • Do We Want the America of Frederick Douglass or Donald Trump?

    by Walter G. Moss

    Which kind of America do we want? A “composite nation” that takes pride in its ethnic and religious diversity and sets an example for other countries who are fearful of immigrants? Or an America afraid of immigrants, especially if not lily white, Christian ones, as Trump and many of his followers desire?



  • Three Recent Books Examine Frederick Douglass' Legacy

    by Allis Radosh

    Frederick Douglass: America’s Prophet by D.H. Dilbeck, Frederick Douglass: Self-Made Man by Timothy Sandefur, and Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight all offer a different interpretation of Douglass. 



  • The self-made man

    by Manisha Sinha

    Manisha Sinha on the long and eventful life of Frederick Douglass.



  • Frederick Douglass, Refugee

    by David Blight

    Throughout modern history, the millions forced to flee as refugees and beg for asylum have felt Douglass’s agony, and thought his thoughts.