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Kenneth Morris

Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
Co-Founder & President
Mr. Morris descends from two of the most influential names in American history: he is the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great-grandson of Booker T. Washington. His mother, Nettie Washington Douglass, is the daughter of Nettie Hancock Washington (granddaughter of Booker T. Washington), and Dr. Frederick Douglass III (great-grandson of Frederick Douglass). Ken's life until the year 2007 could be described as distinguished yet decisively disengaged from his lineage until Providence called.

Ken continues his family's legacy of anti-slavery and educational work as co-founder and president of the Atlanta-based nonprofit Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI). His career and life path are driven by a clear focus on FDFI's mission "to Advance Freedom through Knowledge and Strategic Action.” He could not have predicted that one day he would so fully embrace and be defined by the characteristics that so closely defined his famous ancestors.

Ken received a Bachelor of Arts in Religion degree from the Ecumenical Center for Black Church Studies at the University of La Verne. Ken received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of La Verne in California in January 2012.

He strongly believes, as did Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington, that education is the pathway to freedom.



My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, February 21
 

2:15pm