Marguerite Kearns February 10, 2019

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FREDERICK DOUGLASS GETS ATTENTION TODAY

When US women vote, they should tip their hats to Frederick Douglass. This illustrated work by David W. Blight is 888 pages long, published by Simon & Schuster. It places Douglass at the center of US history. Without Douglass, those attending the Seneca Falls, NY women’s convention in Seneca Falls, NY wouldn’t have added women’s voting rights to their platform.

In the work, Frederick Douglass: Prophet/Freedom, the author says: “Douglass invited us into his life over and over, and it is a rich literary and historical feast to read the music of Douglass’s words. But as he sits majestically at the head of the table, it is as if he slips out of the room right when we so wish to know more — anything — about his more private thoughts, motivations and memories of the many conflicts in his personal life.”

In this lengthy work, the reader will learn more about Douglass than they ever thought possible. There is a statue of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony in Rochester, New York—down the street from the Susan B. Anthony Museum and House.

A statue of Frederick Douglass can also be found on Central Park West and 110th Street in Manhattan. In 2020, the first statue of women in Central Park, NYC, will be unveiled of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. A model of this statue will be on display at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY through March of 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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