Kenneth B. Morris, a descendant of both Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington and founder of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, discusses Douglass’s influence on the past, present and future. Presented in conjunction with our exhibit Frederick Douglass: Agitator.
Mr. Morris is the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great-grandson of Booker T. Washington. His mother, Nettie Washington Douglass, is the daughter of Nettie Hancock Washington (granddaughter of Booker T. Washington), and Dr. Frederick Douglass III (great-grandson of Frederick Douglass). Ken’s life until the year 2007 could be described as distinguished yet decisively disengaged from his lineage until Providence called.