Teaching Himself, Teaching America

Frederick Douglass knew the value of education. Today he can inspire reading, be an introduction to oratory, a muse for writing, a spur to civic engagement, and much more. We are here to help you bring Douglass to life in your classroom. Join us for our summer teacher fellowship or have us visit virtually. There are lots of ways to get involved.

Teacher Workshops

The possibilities for teaching with Douglass are limitless. Join us for a few hours or attend a week-long program to learn new content and techniques.

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Lesson Plans

Use historic places and museum collections to teach your students about Frederick Douglass.

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Distance Learning

Frederick Douglass has gone digital and can visit you in the classroom!

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Suggested Reading

This list of works by and about Frederick Douglass will help you brush up on your knowledge.

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Exhibit Panels

Panels about Frederick Douglass and reading, education, the Civil War, and more.

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Last updated: April 10, 2015

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1411 W Street SE
Washington, DC 20020


This phone number is to the ranger offices at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.

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