FREDERICK DOUGLASS. Next time you’re complaining about something, think about Frederick Douglass, who escaped slavery, educated himself, and rose to become the preeminent voice of abolition at a time when slavery was still at the center of the economy of half the nation—and eventually lived to see it ended. After the Civil War he campaigned not only for the rights of the newly freed slaves, but for women, Native Americans, immigrants, you name it: “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”
For the upcoming portraits show FACE VALUE at Telegraph Gallery, opening on December 6th. 5” x 7”, ink on bristol. Available for sale at the gallery opening, then online as well if no one snaps it up (fools!).