KEYNOTE: "History, Human Rights, and the Power of One"

Distinguished Schools Celebration

Thursday February 6, 2020
8:00 - 9:45 AM
Sidney Marcus Auditorium (with live broadcast in The Annex)


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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. His life until the year 2007 could be described as distinguished yet decisively disengaged from his lineage until Providence called. Ken is now the President of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI), a public charity that endeavors to create a modern Abolitionist Movement in schools all over the country through the vehicle of Service-Learning curricula called History, Human Rights and the Power of One. Ken’s career and life path are driven by a mission to end human trafficking and all forms of servitude with a clear focus on his organization’s mission “To Advance Freedom through Knowledge and Strategic Action.” 


Distinguished Schools Celebration

The National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators is pleased to honor the schools selected by their respective states for national recognition. Share in the festivities as we recognize these outstanding schools for the academic accomplishments of their students.


Due to limited seating in the Auditorium, this session is also broadcast live in The Annex.


Thursday, February 6: The book signing scheduled for 10:00 AM has been canceled.

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