douglass douglass  /ˈdəɡ lə sɪz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) United States abolitionist who escaped from slavery and became an influential writer and lecturer in the North (1817-1895)

News

  1. Walker, Douglass, Hamilton Announce Reelection Campaigns

    Their wards overlap. They can practically signal to each other from their houses, which are not more than five blocks apart. Their issues overlap too: public safety, jobs, and youth opportunities. So the three first-term Democrat aldermen—West River’s Tyisha Walker, Dwight’s Frank Douglass, and Beaver Hills’ Evette Hamilton—decided to join hands Friday afternoon to announce the kick-off of their ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New Haven Independent

  2. Jean Ann Douglass, Eric John Meyer - Vows

    Jean Ann Douglass and Eric John Meyer, both theater artists, were unsure at first whether to mix dating and art.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Frederick Douglass to be honored in Congress with statue

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers next week will honor Frederick Douglass, the early civil rights leader, orator and writer who escaped slavery in 1838, with a statue in the U.S. Capitol. A gift of the District of Columbia, the statue will be placed in Emancipation Hall of the Capitol Visitors Center on Wednesday, June 19. [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Ticket via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, William Jennings Bryan, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King-indeed, the majority of great reformers in American history-were not only motivated by faith, but repeatedly used religious language to argue for their...
    on Aug 22, 2006 By: Barack Obama Source: ChristianityToday.com

  2. "This party was co-founded by blacks, among them Frederick Douglass. The Republican Party had a hand in forming the NAACP, and yet we have mistreated that relationship. People don't walk away from parties, their parties walk away from them,"...
    on Apr 22, 2010 By: Michael Steele Source: FOXNews (blog)

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