or one of the many small ways that life can be amazing
Fordham class interviewed
Mary Douglass Saturday in the Bronx
for her service for her life. Forty years
she’s volunteered at St. Barnabas Hospital,
after she retired from being a teacher.
A relative, they said, of Frederick Douglass.
When she told us about her life she explained
that her first teaching job a small town
in Maryland 1952 not allowed to go into
a whiskey store if she was teaching school
Mary said that there she met
a handsome military man
named Frederick Douglass. She married him and
had two children: Frederica and Frederick Jr.
and that’s how she is related
to a few people named Frederick Douglass.