Frederick Douglass Gets a Google Doodle for His Birthday

By Maryann Yin Comment

Frederick Douglass Google Doodle (GalleyCat)

Google has created a Doodle to celebrate Frederick Douglass’ 198th Birthday. He was a social reformer, abolitionist, orator and writer.

Here’s more from the Google Doodle webpage: “To help us commemorate Frederick Douglass’s legacy, the Gilder Lehman Institute curated an exhibit of photographs and ephemera that you can explore here. Through our partnership with Open Road Integrated Media, Google Play Books is offering a free download of Douglass’s seminal autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: an American Slave, which is available starting today, February 1, 2016.”

In the past, Google has crafted Doodles in honor of Little House series author Laura Ingalls WilderWhere the Wild Things Are creator Maurice Sendak, and Anne of Green Gables novelist Lucy Maud MontgomeryHere’s a video from Google headquarters spotlighting the artists behind the doodles.

Which authors would you suggest as future Doodle subjects? (via The Huffington Post)

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