Tag: Frederick Douglass

Trump Talks 'Fake News,' 'Inner Cities' at Black History Month Event

“Well, this is Black History Month, so this is our little breakfast, our little get together,” President Donald Trump said. To kick off Black History Month Trump hosted a “listening session” on Wednesday for his African American supporters and administration members including Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of…

Photo of Black Woman at Baton Rouge Protest Goes Viral

A photo taken during protests on Saturday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following the police-related death of Alton Sterling on July 5 has gone viral on social media. It’s being called an iconic photo of the Black Lives Matter movement, which was started by Black women. Ieshia Evans, 28, wearing a…

Frederick Douglass: A Believer in the Social Power of Photography

Frederick Douglass (1818 1895), an influential figure in American history, escaped slavery and became a leading abolitionist, formative writer, stirring orator, statesman and photography theorist. Douglass experienced the discovery of photography in 1839 and followed its development throughout the century. A visionary, he saw photography as a valuable form of…