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For the second time in a year, the Trump administration has used Black History month to disrespect the illustrious legacy of one of the forefathers of the civil rights movement, Frederick Douglass.
According to the New York Daily News, Douglass’ last name was misspelled as “Douglas” in a White House press release that announced three nominees to the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission. Members include, Alveda King, Dr. Martin Luther King’s niece, Eric Madison Lowery and Naomi C. Earp.
The commission was created last year after Congress passed a bill to create programs celebrating the 200th anniversary of his birth.
Last February, Trump implied the famous black abolitionist Frederick Douglass was alive.
Today, the White House botched his name: “Frederick Douglas.” pic.twitter.com/hiXpcHLSsj
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) February 7, 2018
King’s nomination is eyebrow raising in itself as she continues to support the president in spite of her family’s legacy and Trump’s blatant racism. Lest we not forget, the leader of the free world believes that the continent of Africa …read more
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