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Monday Mix-ins: Frederick Douglass

March 27th, 2017

Frederick Douglass By George Kendall Warren
{Public Domain via Wikipedia}

“Education means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting of the soul of man into the glorious light of truth, the light by which men can only be made free.”

~ Frederick Douglass, Blessings of Liberty and Education. Speech. 1894.

Dont miss last week's Monday Mix-ins with links about the Underground Railroad! This week, let’s take a look at another one of the most famous and inspiring abolitionists in American History: Frederick Douglass. As always with the issue of slavery, we encourage parents to preview the following to make sure the content is suitable for your kids:


Frederick Douglass - Mini Bio – From Biography, here’s a quick look at this amazing life:


America the Story of Us: Frederick Douglass – Here’s another quick video from the History channel:


Frederick Douglass - From Slave to Abolitionist – This 42-minute documentary tells his story:


Frederick Douglass – Here’s a longer documentary about Frederick Douglass:


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Audio Book – This is the whole book, so it’s over 3 hours long, but we thought you might like to have the link. (If you have an Audible account, there is another version available for only 99¢.)


War Department - Frederick Douglass – A National Park Service Ranger discusses the life of one of America's premiere abolitionists.



Frederick Douglass National Historic Site – The United States Mint is launching a new quarter this year for the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site on April 4th. Check out this website to learn more about Frederick Douglass.

Frederick Douglass Virtual Museum Exhibit

Frederick Douglass: From Slaver to Freedom 

Escape From Slavery, 1838 – Excerpts from Douglass's writing illustrated with period photographs.

Frederick Douglass Timeline

Frederick Douglass coloring page

Frederick Douglass Junior Ranger Activity Book


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