Frederick Douglass Hall, Tuskegee University
The original Frederick Douglass Hall was completed in 1904 and named in honor of Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became one of the most influential Americans of the 19th century. Douglass Hall served as a dormitory and an auditorium for three decades until it was destroyed by a fire in 1934. This building serves as a dormitory and was constructed to match the appearance of the original structure.
Backstory and Context
Douglass's escape was made possible by a sailor who trusted Frederick Douglass gave him his papers so that Douglass could convince authorities that he was a free man. Bouncing from boat to train, train to boat, Douglass made it far enough north that he could stop running and begin a new life. After the Civil War, Douglass became one of the most influential black leaders and called for equal political and educational opportunities.
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