Tag Archives | Frederick Douglass

  • Frederick Douglass and the Haiti Commission on USS Tennessee in Key West. Image: Florida Keys Public Libraries

    Frederick Douglass and American Empire in Haiti

    Toward the end of his life, Frederick Douglass served briefly as U.S. ambassador to Haiti. The disastrous episode reveals much about the country’s long struggle for Black sovereignty while always under the threat of U.S. empire.

  • SPEECH: Frederick Douglass on John Brown, 1860

    SPEECH: Frederick Douglass on John Brown, 1860

    On December 3rd, 1860, Frederick Douglass was set to address an anti-slavery rally at Boston’s Tremont Temple Baptist Church, held to commemorate the death of the radical abolitionist John Brown and to mark the one-year anniversary of his ill-fated raid on the federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry Virgina.