SOURCE: Washigton Post
Frederick Douglass photos smashed stereotypes. Could Elizabeth Warren selfies do the same?
Douglass sat for scores of pictures to normalize the idea of black excellence and equality, and Warren’s thousands of selfies with supporters could do the same for a female president.
The Case for Religious Progressivism
by Walter G. Moss
Those who argue, “We should keep religion out of politics,” are being simplistic. One can more properly cite individuals like Frederick Douglass, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama, and Pope Francis who counter that the spiritual and moral values commonly advocated by major religions should inspire our politics.
SOURCE: Black Perspectives
Ronald Angelo Johnson on Frederick Douglass and a Diplomacy of Blackness
by Ronald Angelo Johnson
Frederick Douglass belonged to an exclusive cohort of African American diplomats posted across the Caribbean at the end of the nineteenth century.
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