Frederick Douglass was a famous African-American orator, abolitionist, preacher, and author. He stood as an example of an intelligent and capable former slave that stood in contrast to stereotypes.
Time Machine Tours started in and is based out of West Chester, PA. He visited the local college, West Chester University, quite often. It was at the local West Chester University on February 1st, 1895 that Mr. Douglass gave his last speech entitled, “Against Lynch Law”. He died 19 days later on February 20th. In 2013, the university dedicated a statue in his memory outside Phillips Hall.
Frederick Douglass stands today as a sterling example of determination in the face of bigotry. His impact on America is still felt to this day as the civil rights struggle continues.
If you would like to find out more about Frederick Douglass, an extended biography can be found here.