Frederick Douglass has to be one of the most outstanding & inspiring figures in US history. An escaped slave who became a leader of the abolitionist movement, writer & orator, he was committed to Black, women’s, Native American, & immigrant rights. He said “I would unite with anybody to do right & with nobody to do wrong.”
FB friends from Ireland & Britain might be interested to know he traveled & lectured there for a couple years, including during the Irish “potato famine” (considered genocide by many), & collaborated with abolitionists & freedom fighters in both countries.
In the 1872 elections, he ran as vice president with presidential candidate Victoria Woodhull for the People’s (Equal Rights) Party. He’s one of those the young can learn the most from theoretically & in movement building. Alice Bach & I might consider dedicating our campaign to the memory of this remarkable man’s contributions. We follow, with great respect, in his footsteps fighting for the same things. We honor him as a teacher.
(Photo is Frederick Douglass)