|Nettie Washington Douglass to
help celebrate Black History Month
RELEASED: Feb. 14, 2002
DANVILLE, KY-Centre College will celebrate Black History Month by sponsoring a special guest lecture by Nettie Washington Douglass on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. in Newlin Hall of the College's Norton Center for the Arts.
Douglass is the great-great granddaughter of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and the great-granddaughter of Tuskegee Institute founder Booker T. Washington, two of America's foremost statesmen, Civil Rights fighters, and crusaders for education and equality for Africans held in slavery. Douglass will talk about the ancestry and experience of these men and how their lives continue to influence us today.
Douglass has appeared at major universities, corporations and public schools in the inner city and has made television and radio guest appearances. Numerous newspapers and magazines have written feature articles regarding her famous ancestors and their struggles to overcome injustices.
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