Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives – One Million Books
Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.”
― Frederick Douglass
I am extremely honored to be a part of this exciting program providing One Million Free Copies of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave to young people all over the United States promoting equality, education about modern-day slavery and human trafficking, and a better understanding of social justice issues.
Frederick Douglass said that “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” John Brown believed and lived this sentiment. He treated everyone with respect, no matter their color, at a time when most whites ignored blacks or kept them in slavery. I too believe that it is easier to not learn bigotry and hatred than to unlearn it.
We Are Fighting An Uphill Battle
These days our news feeds are full of stories about hatred, racism, and bigotry in America. Our President unfortunately reflects these traits. In the past year we have seen and heard about people who want to return to the “Jim Crow” era. We need a means to educate our children about compassion, equality, respect and social justice.
This is where the One Million Books project comes in. Readers of this special edition are creating local service projects to address needs in their local communities. Imagine the power of One Million young people working to unite communities in the spirit of Frederick Douglass and John Brown.
Join Me In This Amazing Project
I was honored when asked to write a blurb for this incredible book. In following my great-great-great grandfather footsteps, I firmly believe that we are all connected and equal. No matter what our race, religion, or nationality.
Won’t you help us get this important book into the hands of One Million young people across America? Any amount you can donate will help. Click here to visit the FDFI.org One Million Books Donation Page.