This web site honors the great abolitionist and civil rights leader Frederick Douglass and explores his legacy from his time as a slave to the present day. My ethnic heritage is Scotch, Irish, German and a smattering of Cherokee (verified by my Dad). So, obviously, I’m not black—kinda pinkish-beige with a generous helping of freckles and grey-brown hair. However, I am American, as was Douglass, and he is part of a triumvirate of 19th century heroes, the other two being Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant.
It’s not my intention to become the primary source for Frederick Douglass on the web. That is far beyond my power to do. However, I hope that Frederick Douglass: American will become one of the primary portals for understanding and appreciating this critical and powerful American.