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Kenneth B. Morris: One Million Abolitionists

Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., Co-Founder & President, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives will talk about One Million Abolitionists as part of the Frederick Douglass Institute Speaker Series titles "Black Lives Matter: Genealogies & the Contemporary Movement challenges and opportunities."

Mr. Morris descends from two of the most important names in American history: he is the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington. His mother, Nettie Washington Douglass, is the daughter of Nettie Hancock Washington (granddaughter of Booker T. Washington), and Dr. Frederick Douglass III (great-grandson of Frederick Douglass).

Take a living history journey with a direct descendant of two of America's greatest heroes. Mr. Morris will give a presentation about the history of his family, the pressure he felt growing up in the shadow of his esteemed ancestors, and his work today fighting against modern slavery as President of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives.

Sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African & African-American Studies and the Humanities Project.

For parking, please contact ( or tel. (585) 276-5744

Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Rush Rhees Library, Hawkins-Carlson Room
755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626

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