Frederick Douglas Day is not a holiday, but a memorable date. On this day in the United States of America, the memory of Frederick Douglass is honored – an outstanding abolitionist, that is, a public figure who fought for the abolition of slavery in the United States. This man did a lot of good for the black population of America.
Frederick Douglas Day is a day of racial friendship and the international fight against racial discrimination. Frederick Douglass himself, in whose honor this holiday was invented, was born in 1816. He himself was a negro, was humiliated while in slavery, and then miraculously escaped and joined the representatives of abolitionism – those who fought for the abolition of slavery. Douglas wrote a large number of articles in support of the abolition of slavery and provided active assistance to those who tried to end the mass discrimination of the black population of the United States.
Here are some interesting facts related to this holiday:
- Abolitionism is a social movement in the United States that fought for the abolition of slavery. A similar movement existed in Russia – a social movement for the abolition of serfdom;
- The book Uncle Tom’s Cabin was very popular among abolitionists, which described the humiliation and discrimination of Negro slaves;
- Frederick Douglass was actively involved in the fate of black slaves and often provided them with secret assistance in escaping from slavery.
How to celebrate
To celebrate this day, you can donate money to a charitable foundation that fights racial discrimination. This one interesting way to celebrate the holiday is to take part in mass events dedicated to the friendship of different peoples.
In America, on this day, programs devoted to the problems of racial discrimination and the African-American population are shown on television, mass festivals of African-American culture are held. In the homeland of Frederick Douglass, rallies and demonstrations are held. In the administrations of large cities, meetings, conferences and round tables are held on the problems of mass discrimination. Frederic Douglas Day is a holiday that largely has a political and social connotation, so there are few entertainment events on this day.
When is Frederick Douglass Day celebrated in 2024?
Frederick Douglass Day is observed on February 14 each year.