This day in Black History | The death of Fredrick Douglass


On this date in Black History Abolitionist Fredrick Douglas died. It was on this day in 1895 that he passed away in Washington D.C. He died of a massive heart attack at the age of 77.

Abolitionist Fredrick Douglas

If you are not too sure who Fredrick Douglass is and why is important. You can check out this nice little site www.frederickdouglass.org or for something more in-depth you can visit http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/douglass/index.htm You can brush up on your knowledge there.

Frederick Douglass sought to embody three keys for success in life:

  • Believe in yourself.
  • Take advantage of every opportunity.
  • Use the power of spoken and written language to affect positive change for yourself and society.

It should also be noted that he was a women’s rights activist as well. Working  with abolitionist and feminist Elizabeth  Stanton, he signed the Declaration of Sentiments.  His newspaper, the North Star masthead once read “Right is of no Sex – Truth is of no Color.” A women’s rights activist to the end, Douglass died, having just attended a Woman’s Council meeting.

Hope you learned something.

Happy Flying,

~Solo Dove~

About the Author

Sandra Florent is the entertainment and non-profit publicist behind Solo Dove Public Relations. Solo Dove Public Relations is based in New Jersey. Solo Dove Public Relations provides personalized publicity, consulting,and event planning services to clients in their area of expertise.

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