Tuesday/ the Douglass-Truth branch library

I checked out the Douglass-Truth branch library today, on the corner of 23rd Ave and Yesler Way.

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York after he escaped from slavery in Maryland. Sojourner Truth (1797-1883) was similarly an abolitionist and women’s rights activist who had escaped from slavery.

The ornate entrance of the Douglass-Truth branch of the Seattle Public Library. The building opened in 1914. The library houses the largest collection of African American literature and history on the West Coast.

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