Kenneth B. Morris Jr. is the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great-grandson of Booker T. Washington. He has lectured at universities including Columbia University, Morehouse College, UNLV, Tuskegee University, Loyola University Chicago, Yale University, and University of La Verne, and has appeared on CNN, Democracy Now!, PBS, NPR, Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, the CBS Evening News, and several National Geographic and History Channel documentaries. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Anne Frank Change the World Award from the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, the National Association of African American Honors Programs Legacy Keeper Award, and the Frederick Douglass Medal from the University of Rochester. Kenneth continues his family’s legacy of anti-slavery and educational work as co-founder and president of the nonprofit Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives.

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