Wednesday, July 03, 2013

American Hero!

WASHINGTON (RNS) Frederick Douglass, whose seven-foot bronze statue was unveiled at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday (June 19), is known as the father of the civil rights movement. But the 19th-century abolitionist and former slave was also a licensed preacher.

“We do this not only to honor a giant, but also to remind one another of how richly blessed we are that such a man lived to prove that courage and ambition are not gifts of status but gifts from God,” said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.
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rcorum said...

"A Narrative in the Life of Fredrick Douglass" should be required reading. That little book had a real impact on my life. He was truly a great statesman.

ginaunn said...

artistically inspiring.........