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Honoring Black History Month: Frederick Douglass, one of the finest orators and inspirational writers of the 19th century, began his life enslaved. In the abolitionist movement, he was living testimony that the slaveholders’ excuse for slavery was a lie: that people of African descent lacked the capacity to long for and enjoy freedom. He went on to hold public office and work for a variety of reforms, and held firmly to the value of equality and freedom for all people — including Black people, Native Americans, women, and immigrants. Learn more about his life (and even some connections to Ethical Culture) in this talk by our Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, on why Douglass is one of her ethical heroes.