Frederick Douglass "I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted." Douglass was indeed a visionary. His words held incredible significance hundreds of years ago, & they still ring true today. In honor of this legendary intellectual and abolitionist as we explore and learn from BLACK HISTORY in America.
'The Forgotten Hero' Of The Civil Rights Movement A century before the civil rights protests in Selma and Birmingham, a 27-year-old African-American named Octavius Catto led the fight to desegregate Philadelphia's horse-drawn streetcars. He did it in 1866 with the help of other prominent activists, including Lucretia Mott and Frederick Douglass.