Beard of Action: Frederick (Augustus Washington Bailey) Douglass

Frederick Douglass beard

“I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”

Orator, statesman, and writer, Douglass nevertheless suffered through his own cosmetic obstacles, though not of the hirsute variety.  As an escaped slave and ardent abolitionist, Douglass lived in constant confrontation of appearance and the interpretation it begets.  For his challenge of and ultimate victory over skin-deep social facades, we name Frederick Douglass a revolutionary Beard of Action.

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