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11 Things You Didn’t Know About Our Residence Halls

Frederick Douglass, ca. 1879. George K. Warren. (National Archives Gift Collection) Exact Date Shot Unknown NARA FILE #: 200-FL-22 WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #: 113

5. This person led the Civil Rights Movement.

Frederick Douglass was an African American abolitionist, writer and civil rights leader. He escaped slavery at age 20 and traveled to New York City. An internationally renowned speaker and writer, his writings were considered a powerful indictment against slavery and racism.

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