Relationships

As a largely public figure, Frederick Douglass established a long list of friends and foes. The listing of names you will find on the map has been broken up into different groups to help make sense of who each person is and what their relationship to Douglass was. The groupings are not definitive, however, as many people in Douglass’ life fulfilled different roles at different times. The noted abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, for example, was at one time, a mentor and collaborator with Douglass in his early days. However, as Douglass’ views on the methods to accomplish slavery’s abolition diverged from Garrison’s views, the two became bitter rivals. Over the course of a lifetime, many of Douglass’ relationships with individuals shifted between groupings. On the map, the color of the pin corresponds with the relationship deemed the most applicable.

The following are the relationship categories you will find in this project and the names of those who fit into that category listed below them. Clicking any name will open a page with a summary of the person, their connection to Douglass, and details regarding their death and burial location.

Please note that this project is ongoing and that some of the standalone pages are not yet complete. Remember that you can always click on the map pin to read a brief synopsis of the persons’ relationship to Frederick Douglass.

Family

Anna Murray Douglass
Rosetta Douglass Sprague
Lewis Henry Douglass
Frederick Douglass, Jr.
Charles Remond Douglass
Annie Douglass
Helen Pitts Douglass
Harriet Bailey
Betsy Bailey
Nathan Sprague
Fredericka Sprague Perry
Ruth Cox Adams

Colleagues

Julia Griffiths
Gerrit Smith
Dr. James McCune Smith
Ebenezer D. Bassett
John Thomas
John Dick
George Luther Stearns
Theodore Tilton
Stephen Myers
Rev. Jermain Loguen
Shields Green
George DeBaptiste
Ida B. Wells
Anna Dickinson
William Still
Leonard A. Grimes
Florvil Hyppolite
Oliver Otis Howard
Benjamin Wade
Samuel Gridley Howe
Andrew D. White
Franz Sigel
Allan A. Burton
Benjamin Harrison
Rutherford B. Hayes
James A. Garfield
Ulysses S. Grant
Booker T. Washington
John C. Fremont
Thaddeus Stevens
John G. Eaton, Jr.
Samuel C. Pomeroy
Abraham Lincoln
John P. Usher
Edwin Stanton
Grover Cleveland
John W. Alvord

Friends

Ottilie Assing
John Brown
Blanche K. Bruce
Dr. Charles Purvis
Amy Post
Samuel Porter
Isaac Post
George Washington Williams
Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback
Martha W. Greene
T. Thomas Fortune
George L. Ruffin
Anna Richardson
Ellen Richardson
James M. Gregory
Henry O. Wagoner
Dr. David Ruggles
James P. Poindexter
Louisa Dorsey
Rev. Francis J. Grimke
James Weldon Johnson
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Edmonia Lewis
Eliza Griffiths Dick
James Redpath
Marshall Pierce
Sylvester Koehler
Sara Jane Lippincott
Salmon P. Chase
Tommy Auld
Amanda Auld Sears
Lucretia Auld
Sophia Auld
Robert Smalls
John Marshall Harlan
Ann Catherine Lloyd Buchanan
John L. Thomas, Jr.
DeCourcy Lloyd
Joseph Graham
Edward W. Blyden
Edwin Booth

Rivals

William Lloyd Garrison
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Susan B. Anthony
Richard T. Greener
George T. Downing
John Mercer Langston
Martin Delany
Charles Lenox Remond
Wendell Phillips
Abby Kelley Foster
Stephen Symonds Foster
Oliver Johnson
Robert Purvis
William Cooper Nell
Parker Pillsbury
George D. Thompson
William Wells Brown
John Kagi
Oliver Perry Morton

Muses

Toussaint L’Ouverture
William Parker
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Sojourner Truth
Dred Scott
Shadrach Minkins
William “Jerry” Henry
Anthony Burns
Theodore Parker
Charles Sumner
Victor Schoelcher
James G. Birney

Oppressors

Aaron Anthony
Thomas Auld
Hugh Auld
Horace Greeley
Andrew Johnson
Isaiah Rynders
Richard S. Fay
Bancroft Gherardi
Montgomery Blair
Edward Lloyd V
George M. Dallas
Henry Clay

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