The Africans in America Web site is a companion to Africans in America, a six-hour public television series. The site examines the economic and intellectual foundations of slavery in America and the global economy that prospered from it. The site includes a brief biography of Frederick Douglass, a photograph of Douglass, and the historical document "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro."
AMERICAN VISIONARIES; FREDERICK DOUGLASS, ONLINE EXHIBIT, FROM THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
The exhibit features items owned by Frederick Douglass and highlights his achievements. The items are in the museum and archival collections at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site at Cedar Hill, Southeast Washington, DC.
DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN SOUTH, FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes twelve thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs. The collection includes several titles by Frederick Douglass including, the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS COLLECTION, FROM THE NEW YORK HERITAGE DIGITAL COLLECTIONS: ST. JOHN FISHER COLLEGE
Abolitionist Frederick Douglass spent 25 years of his life (1847-1872) in Rochester, New York. This was his base as he published The North Star, Frederick Douglass' Paper, and Douglass' Monthly. He also published the newspaper The New National Era during his time in Washington, D.C.
The following newspapers have been digitized and are viewable on New York Heritage:
The Frederick Douglass Papers documents the life and work of the most influential and best-known African American of the 19th century. This online resource will ultimately contain all of the content of the multi-volume Yale University Press print edition of Douglass’s speeches, autobiographies, correspondence, and other writings and adds to this a powerful XML-based search functionality, linked cross-references, and the ability to navigate topically, chronologically, or by series volume.
THE NORTH STAR, VOL. I NO. 37, FROM THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE
This issue, published September 8, 1848, contains several anti-slavery essays and letters, including a letter from Douglass to his previous enslaver Thomas Auld, titled [To My Old Master], as well as a critique of the Liberian colonization movement, news of the rebellion in Ireland, poetry, notices of anti-slavery society meetings around the region, and general advertisements.
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER FREDERICK DOUGLASS PROJECT
This project seeks to digitize all of the Frederick Douglass materials held in the collections of the University of Rochester Library. The work will be undertaken by undergraduates, that they may have a greater understanding of Douglass by working with the letters and newspapers he composed.