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Ben Jealous Reminds Us to ‘Agitate!’ on Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday Ben Jealous Reminds Us to ‘Agitate!’ on Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday

A few weeks before his death, 77-year-old Frederick Douglass was asked what advice he would give to a young black American.

Underground Season 2 Episode 5 Recap Underground Season 2 Episode 5 Recap

This week’s episode of Underground was titled “Whiteface” and it was so jam-packed with plot that I half-way expected the little boy from that one episode of Atlanta to make an appearance. He doesn’t, by the way, but with the season at the midpoint the show has a lot of ground to cover so I guess it’s for the best. We…

White Howard University Professor Examined Black Student in Mock Slave Auction: Report White Howard University Professor Examined Black Student in Mock Slave Auction: Report

The Caged Bird is an online magazine created by minority students for minority students across the nation. The magazine recently published a story detailing how a white Howard University professor allegedly opened a class on Frederick Douglass’ slave narrative by turning the classroom into a mock slave auction,…

Black Travel: A Tradition and Rite of Passage Black Travel: A Tradition and Rite of Passage

I was 14 years old when my parents took me to Costa Rica, and I was kicking and screaming the entire way. It was my first time abroad, and America Online had just established a monthly flat rate for unlimited usage. But instead of starting conversations online with the requisite “age, sex, location,” I ended up…

Living With History: Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington
Heir Saw the Burden and Beauty of His Ancestors’ Legacies Living With History: Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington Heir Saw the Burden and Beauty of His Ancestors’ Legacies

Editor’s note: For Black History Month, The Root is speaking to the relatives of our most cherished African-American heroes in a series called Living With History. Today we feature Kenneth B. Morris Jr., a descendant of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and educator Booker T. Washington, and spoke to him about how the…

And Just Like That, Frederick Douglass Satire Account Deleted  And Just Like That, Frederick Douglass Satire Account Deleted 

Parody accounts are infamous on Twitter. From the fake Chris Rock to even characters from your favorite television shows, these accounts provide humor and, well, that’s pretty much it. But apparently, someone didn’t want to let a new Frederick Douglass satire account live.

10 More Black People Donald Trump Might Not Know Are Dead 10 More Black People Donald Trump Might Not Know Are Dead

Donald Trump had a little Black History Month Breakfast yesterday that included a bunch of Rent-A-Homies since nobody believes Trump knows that many Black people who would willingly be seen on camera with him. Omarosa, notwithstanding. Omarosa sitchoazzdown.

Trump on Black History Month: Where Frederick Douglass At? I See You, Baby! Trump on Black History Month: Where Frederick Douglass At? I See You, Baby!

President Donald Trump was surrounded by all his blacks on Wednesday. That’s right; Omarosa Manigault and Ben Carson were there to hear Trump shout out Frederick Douglass like he was a new artist coming out on Trump Records, during what I believe was supposed to constitute some form of Black History Month appreciation.

Md. Teacher Asked Students to Write 'Fun' Slave Song During Lesson on Frederick Douglass Md. Teacher Asked Students to Write 'Fun' Slave Song During Lesson on Frederick Douglass

A Howard County, Md., high school English teacher was briefly placed on administrative leave last week after instructing students to write a "fun" slave song during a lesson on the famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Discovery of Book Published by Black Woman in 1891 Shines Light on 19th-Century Novels by Black Americans Discovery of Book Published by Black Woman in 1891 Shines Light on 19th-Century Novels by Black Americans

When one thinks of 19th-century America, slavery and the Civil War come to mind. American slavery, as we know, was a heinous, painful institution characterized by terrifying acts of violence. Whether it was the systematic rape of black women, the sale of black children away from their parents, squalid living…

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