April 5, 2018

Stone Center to commemorate Frederick Douglass bicentennial

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History will host Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. a direct descendant of Frederick Douglass, on Monday, April 23 at 7pm. He will be joined by Robert Benz, the executive director of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI).

Morris is the great-great-great grandson of Douglass as well as the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington. He and Benz will discuss the life, legacy, and relevance of Frederick Douglass 200 years after his birth. A Q&A session and book signing will follow their presentation.

The Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives is an abolitionist organization co-founded by Morris and Benz in 2007 with the mission to advance freedom through knowledge and strategic action. FDFI combines lessons from the legacies of Douglass and Washington to combat human trafficking and other modern forms of slavery around the world.

This event is free and open to the public; visitors are encouraged to register by email to stonecenter@unc.edu.