Frederick Douglass Tours for Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with us by honoring the legacy and enduring impact of Frederick Douglass and other abolitionists. Douglass, a truly “self-made man,” taught himself how to read and write and escaped slavery to become a cornerstone of the Abolitionist Movement. View the actual inkwell and pens Douglass used on display in our Tools of the Trade exhibit.

On this tour, learn how Douglass’s writing and fiery speeches affected a nation and see how his words remain all too relevant today. Along the way, explore the abolitionists who came before Douglass and the impact they had on him, as well as the writers who were influenced by Douglass and carried his activism forward.

Tours will be offered twice daily at 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm throughout February. These tours are included with museum admission, there is no extra cost. Receive 10% off all Douglass-related merchandise in our gift shop following the tour.

Sign up for tours when you arrive at the front desk.

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Feb 01 2020


1:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Free with museum admission

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American Writers Museum
Chicago, Illinois

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