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    Frederick Douglass

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

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  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

    Debating Abolition

    Debating Abolition

    Should you kill to end slavery? This program works with students to understand the range of options open to abolitionists, from pacifist William Lloyd Garrison to the violence of John Brown. Other historical figures include Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Delany. Students are prompted to debate the different tactics and apply them to present concerns.

  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

    Frederick Douglass and the Power of Literacy

    Frederick Douglass and the Power of Literacy

    From an early age Frederick Douglass knew that reading was his key to sucess. This 20-30 minute program works with students to discover why reading was so powerful for Douglass as a slave and then as an abolitionist. Question and answer time included.

Did You Know?

54th Mass

Two of Frederick Douglass' sons fought in the 54th Massachusetts (made famous in the movie "Glory"). Both Charles and Frederick Douglass Jr. survived the Civil War, and lived to see their father hang a picture of the 54th storming Fort Wagner in his front hallway at his Cedar Hill home in Washington, DC.