The Academy of the Sacred Heart is pleased to present Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., Co-Founder and President of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI) on Tuesday, March 10 at 9 a.m. Mr. Morris will speak on "History, Human Rights and the Power of One" as part of the school's Heart of the Matter speaker and film series.
Mr. Morris and his mother are a direct descendants of both Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington, and their family launched FDFI over a decade ago. FDFI's focus is on eradicating human trafficking - an issue they felt Frederick Douglass would be tackling as modern-day slavery were he alive today.
FDFI offers a variety of age appropriate human trafficking prevention education programs and service-learning curriculum, including the One Million Abolitionists project. Launched at a Library of Congress event in 2018 to celebrate the bicentennial of Douglass’s birth, FDFI’s goal is to distribute a million copies of a special edition of his first autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave. In honor of the late Andre Dawson, friend of Morris and FDFI, this book will be distributed for free to participating students at the event, and as supplies last, to adults for a nominal donation.
This event is free and open to the public, and recommended for ages 12 and up. Registration is encouraged for planning purposes, but walk-ins are welcome.