Black History Month: February 20th
In 1895 abolitionist Frederick Douglass died on this date in Washington, DC. Douglas was born into slavery and is best known for his role in bringing the harsh realities of slavery to the attention of white Americans, at the same time being a living example of the fallacy of claims that black Americans were intellectually inferior to whites. He was an American abolitionist, women’s suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer.
He was a firm believer in the equality of all people, whether black, female, Native American, or recent immigrant. He was fond of saying, “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”