Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. – Walks in the Shoes of his Great Ancestors
Founder & President
The guest speaker at the Centennial celebration of Second Union School was Kenneth Morris, Jr.
Mr. Morris descends from two of the most important names in American history: he is the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington.
Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI), led by Kenneth Morris, Jr., introduces a project called, One Million Abolitionists. To honor Douglass’s 200th birthday, FDFI will print one million hardcover copies of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave and give them to young people all across the country. Then they’ll ask the readers of this special Bicentennial Edition to create service projects to address an urgent social justice issue present in their community. FDFI would like to see one million young people working toward equality in the spirit of Frederick Douglass. The Library of Congress named the Narrative one of the 88 Books That Shaped America. Published in 1845, Douglass’s first autobiography became an instant bestseller putting his life in danger since he had escaped slavery just seven years earlier. The Narrative helped change the course of the U.S. Abolitionist Movement in the mid-nineteenth century and has been changing the lives of readers ever since. SURSM is joining the Frederick Douglas Family Initiative. One Million Abolitionists project was launched at the Library of Congress! View the video http://on.wusa9.com/2lXHNDS.
Below is the information for ordering books! Copies of these books will also be in our museum!
We have several copies of this book for sale. All funds will be used to support our scholarships! Please email us for more information.
For the past two years, Elizabeth served as an EMT with the Hadensville Fire-Rescue Squad. She plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing in the fall and become a Registered Nurse. After working for few years, Elizabeth wants to attend graduate school. Her goal is to earn a master’s degree in nursing and become a Family Nurse Practitioner.
In the fall, Daneka plans to attend Radford University. She plans to major in biology and apply to medical school.
Calvin Hopkins, President
Mary Turner-Day, Vice President
Lil Tyler, Secretary
Julia Price, Assistant Secretary
Louise Chapman, Treasurer
Christopher Thurston, Assistant Treasurer
Mattie Harris Johnson
During our Annual Meeting on December 8, 2108, two new members were added to our Board, Ella Helms and Mattie Harris Johnson. We are excited as we make plans to expand our commitment to the community!