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Frederick Douglass Gr.Great Grandson Dr. Kenneth B. Morris

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The Gist of freedom is honored to welcome our distinguished guest, Dr. Kenneth Morris. Dr. Morris is the Great great great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the Great great grandson of Booker T. Washington.

Dr. Morris is the president of  The Frederick Douglass Family Foundation’s (FDFF) vision is to end human trafficking.

On May 5th, Dr. Morris gave the keynote address at the annual John Brown Day celebration held at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid.

John Brown and Frederick Douglass first met in Massachusetts in 1848,  11 years before Brown's history-changing raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry VA.  By the time they, met, Douglass had become one of the most eloquent and sought-after champions of freedom and equal suffrage for women and men, regardless of race.