Film, Video Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives

Transcript: TEXT

About this Item

Title
Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
Summary
Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives kicked off its "One Million Abolitionists Project" where the organization leaders presents copies of Douglass' first autobiography to one million students. Published in 1845, "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave" was Douglass's first and most popular autobiography and contradicted the racist mythology promoted by the business of slavery and helped turn the tide toward emancipation. Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives is an abolitionist organization co-founded by direct descendants of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington.
Event Date
February 27, 2017
Notes
-  Kenneth Morris is co-founder & president of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives. He is Nettie Washington Douglass's son, the great-great-grandson of Booker T. Washington and the great-great-great-grandson of Frederick Douglass.
-  Andre Dawson is retired from the Los Angeles Police Department and serves as senior advisor to Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives.
-  Nettie Washington Douglass is co-founder & chairwoman of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives. She is the great-granddaughter of Booker T. Washington and the great-great-granddaughter of Frederick Douglass.
-  Robert J. Benz is co-founder of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives.
Related Resources
Center for the Book: //www.read.gov/cfb/
Running Time
1 hours 25 minutes 7 seconds
Online Format
video
image
online text

Rights & Access

While the Library of Congress created most of the videos in this collection, they include copyrighted materials that the Library has permission from rightsholders to present.  Rights assessment is your responsibility.  The written permission of the copyright owners in materials not in the public domain is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. There may also be content that is protected under the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations.  Permissions may additionally be required from holders of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights). Whenever possible, we provide information that we have about copyright owners and related matters in the catalog records, finding aids and other texts that accompany collections. However, the information we have may not be accurate or complete.

More about Copyright and other Restrictions

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Credit Line: Library of Congress

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives. 2017. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-7937/.

APA citation style:

(2017) Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-7937/.

MLA citation style:

Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives. 2017. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/webcast-7937/>.

More Films, Videos like this