Human Trafficking
Aug 11, 2017
Ken Morris
Human Trafficking

Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. Founder & President, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
 
Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. is descended 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. He is also the President of the public charity, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, which uses education in schools across the U.S. to address and prevent contemporary forms of slavery or human trafficking.
 
Aside from his work in schools, Ken has been featured in the media on CNN, USA Today, PBS, NPR, The History Channel, and in the recent National Geographic documentary, Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Turner.  His speaking engagements include: Columbia University, Morehouse College, Tuskegee University, Virginia Tech, Yale University and the United Nations. 
 
Ken received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of La Verne January, 2012. In June 2012, he received the National Park Services Network To Freedom Underground Railroad Frederick Douglass Legacy Award.  In January 2014, Ken was awarded the Women’s E-News 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism.  In April 2016, he received the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights’ Anne Frank Change the World Award. 
 
Ken strongly believes, as did Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington, that knowledge is the pathway to freedom.