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African American Lives
Analyzing the Evidence
The Science and the Investigators
Who am I? A Genealogy Guide
Sharing Stories
For Educators
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Sharing Stories
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STORYTELLER: Father and Mother LOCATION: Washington, DC; Greesboro, North Carolina; Lincolnton, North Carolina YEAR TOOK PLACE: 1870s
TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN: Greesboro, North Carolina; Lincolnton, North Carolina HOW HEARD: Family discussions

My father's name, Frederick Douglass Gross, was given to him by my paternal grandfather who was a minister and associate of Frederick Douglass during and after the Civil War. He gave my father his name to honor his friend Frederick Douglass.

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