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Stage performance for students by Mrs. BJ and Mr. Frederick Douglass, IV

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free” - Frederick Douglass (photo credit: Melani Douglass)


rederick Douglass, IV and his wife B.J., founders of The Frederick Douglass Organization (FDO) and their children, Melani & Ciheed, are dedicated to perpetuating the legacy of the famed orator, author, statesman and editor through lecturing and re-enacting speeches and life episodes of Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey Douglass. The major thrusts of this organization are promoting financial literacy, saving our youth; bridging the digital divide; and; increasing opportunities for small businesses through economic development. FDO awards scholarships to deserving students and makes them aware that the genesis of transforming their lives revolves around providing themselves with opportunities to enhance their reading, writing, and oratorical skills through involving them in real life, real time experiences that serve to enhance their skills in these vital areas as well as building self esteem. This Organization augments its activities by conducting diversity workshops to encourage participants from different racial, religious, gender and age groups to engage in honest dialogues that promote greater understanding of how we must change to become more sensitive and caring Americans. FDIV is a lecturer and journalist, his wife B. J. is a sought after minister, motivational speaker, recording artist (“You Are My Hero”) and diversity trainer. This dynamic duo, exemplifies the rule for American couples of their generation. They often say we are not the exception, we are the rule. Most couples are like us or even better. What you see on television and in the news is the exception of which we are, we are a very sophisticated group of people with high standards. The Douglass family travels throughout the nation and the world bringing history alive through a dramatization that mesmerize audiences from 8 to 80.

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The doors open at Frederick A. Douglass High School (photo by Gayela Bynum - courtesy of Frederick Douglass Organization)

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