The Foundation for a Better Life 

Courage to Do

Series: Pass It On | Story 5

Last updated 1/30/2023 at 3:55pm

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Frederick Douglas

In 1841, a physically imposing, twenty-three year-old Frederick Douglass leaned against the rail of a ferry headed for Nantucket. He contemplated the wake widening out behind him and second-guessed his decision to travel after three years of trying to remain inconspicuous as a runaway. But he had been invited by a group of abolitionists to attend a rally on Nantucket Island. The Fugitive Slave...

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