Douglass Day 2021

On Friday, February 12th, the U-M Library hosted its third annual Douglass Day celebration in honor of Frederick Douglass, 19th century American abolitionist, author, and orator. As with previous years, this event highlights the life, legacy, and work of a Black historical figure who is honored alongside Douglass. This year, that figure was Mary Church Terrell, an activist, educator, and co-founder of the NAACP as well as one of the original creators of the first Douglass Day in 1897.