Frederick Douglass  "I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted." Douglass was indeed a visionary. His words held incredible significance hundreds of years ago, & they still ring true today. Honoring this incredible legendary intellectual & abolitionist as we explore and learn from BLACK HISTORY in America and the struggle that produced freedom for all men everywhere in God's creation.

7 Sensational Frederick Douglass Quotes

Read one of the greatest speeches in American History. Frederick Douglass' What to the American Slave is Your of July. - What to the American Slave is Your Fourth of July?

Did you know Frederick Douglass began publishing the North Star, the abolitionist weekly paper in 1847? See more of his contributions to the abolitionist movement with THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS.

From PBS series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. Frederick Douglass quote: "You are not judged by the height you have risen, but from the depth you have climbed.

In 1894, Frederick Douglass spoke of the blessings of an education. He said: “Education means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting of the soul of man into the glorious light of truth, the light by which men can only be made free.”

***In Frederick Douglass spoke of the blessings of an education. He said: “Education means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting of the soul of man into the glorious light of truth, the light by which men can only be made free.

"Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one's thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist." -- Frederick Douglass

That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down." - Frederick Douglass, "A Plea for Free Speech in Boston,"

The great abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his grandson Joseph.  Photo: Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

"The great American abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his grandson, Joseph." Photo: Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

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