Frederick Douglass, Defender of Women Rights & Human Rights

Frederick Douglas has been a long supporter of women rights. In 1848, Douglas was the only African American to attend Seneca Falls Convention, the first women’s rights convention, in upstate New York. Elizabeth Cady Stanton asked the assembly to pass a resolution asking for women’s suffrage. Many of those present opposed the idea, including influential Quakers James and Lucretia Mott. Douglass stood and spoke eloquently in favor; he said that he could not accept the right to vote as a black man if women could not also claim that right. He suggested that the world would be a better place if women were involved in the political sphere.

Embrace Diversity, Justice and Equality

  “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” Martin Luther King, Jr. “If any man claims the Negro should be content… let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has…