That where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”- Frederick Douglass, 1817-1895, Abolitionists and Human Rights Advocate.
Frederick Douglass believed in the quality of education to uplift one’s mind and prepare oneself for a better and brighter tomorrow. In following Douglass’ Legacy, the Frederick Douglass Institute offers annual book awards to four outstanding students who demonstrate integrity and dedication for human betterment as Frederick Douglass. We encourage all students to apply for the book award and support Douglass’ legacy in education and social betterment. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of completed application, a 200 word biographical essay, and a 400 word essay on a topic relating to Human Rights. Book Award recipients will receive their book award at the Annual Patricia Grasty Gaines Multicultural Leadership Awards Dinner on Thursday May 2, 2013. Book award recipients are expected to participate in Frederick Douglass Institute events and serve as Frederick Douglass Institute Ambassadors for the 2013-2014 academic year. Please click on the link below to download the 2013 Frederick Douglass Institute Book Award Application.