Frederick Douglass: A Life

February is Black History Month, so this morning the Educator-in-Chief offered us a l’il history.

Frederick Douglass. Huge with the blacks.
Frederick Douglass. Huge with the blacks.

“I am very proud now that we have a museum on the National Mall where people can learn about Reverend King, so many other things, Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice. Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and millions more black Americans who made America what it is today. Big impact.”

He didn’t have time to cover everything, so I’ve made a short list below of things you probably didn’t know about Frederick Douglass. Feel free to add your own in the comments.

  • gaining traction
  • huge impact
  • very big with the blacks
  • invented peanut butter
  • and the stoplight
  • integrated the Brooklyn Dodgers
  • “skyhook”
  • phenomenal singing voice
  • sat in the front of the Underground Railroad
  • made millions from the hot comb
  • married a Kardashian
  • “The Greatest”
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