The Voices Of Slavery, Audio Interviews With Formerly Enslaved Americans (1932-75)

“During the last three decades of legal slavery in America,” writes Lucinda MacKethan at the National Humanities Center, “African American writers perfected one of the nation’s first truly indigenous genres of written literature: the North American slave narrative.” Continue Reading →


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HW Pick: Historical Newspapers Edited By Frederick Douglass Now Online

Newspapers edited by Frederick Douglass, who escaped slavery in 1838 and became a voice for abolitionists as a journalist, orator, and author, have been digitized and are now available online from the Library of Congress. Continue Reading →


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Frederick Douglass: Prophet Of Freedom By David Blight Pulitzer Prize-Winning Biography In Harlem

On Juneteenth*, join us at Revolution Books for an evening with David Blight, author of the biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, the book that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in history. Continue Reading →


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Frederick Douglass High School Students Take A Stand For Healthier Lunches In Harlem

On Monday, March 25th, 2019, about 20 high school freshman from Frederick Douglas Academy in Harlem presented what they’ve learned in Harlem Boys and Girls Club “Storytellers” program at 521 West 145th Street in Harlem.

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The “Slave Bible” That Removed Key Passages To Justify Rebellion 1807

In an 1846 speech to the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, Frederick Douglass summed up the twisted bond between slavery and religion in the U.S. Continue Reading →


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The Terrie M. Williams Agency Closing

Terrie M. Williams, one of the country’s premiere public relations professionals, whose firm has represented some of the biggest names in entertainment, sports and business, has announced that the company that bears her name will be closing in September 2018. Continue Reading →


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Marcus Garvey Called Henrietta Vinton Davis, The “Greatest Woman Of The Negro Race Today” In Harlem

Henrietta Vinton Davis, August 25, 1860 – November 23, 194, was an African-American elocutionist, dramatist, and impersonator. Continue Reading →


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