Fredrick Douglass Family Initiative

Fredrick Douglass Family Initiatives

Direct Descendants of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington fight to end the scourge of modern day slavery.


To Advance Freedom through Knowledge and Strategic Action.

We teach young people about human trafficking and all forms of modern-day slavery and we do it within the context of history. In turn, we encourage those that we teach to educate their peers and the community in which they live. Funds raised by the foundation will go directly to educational programs with the goal of ending the practice of the buying and selling of people. The FDFI exists to honor and preserve the legacy of Frederick Douglass and to create awareness about modern-day slavery in an effort to expedite its demise.

Company Overview:

The Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI) was co-founded in June 2007 by Nettie Washington Douglass, her son, Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. and Robert J. Benz. FDFI is an Abolitionist organization that combines lessons from the legacies of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington: Abolition Through Education.  FDFI has been a leader in implementing human trafficking prevention education curricula in classrooms nationally since 2007.

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