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Frederick Douglass-James Madison Fellowship

The Frederick Douglass-James Madison Fellowship is a privately funded, $24,000 graduate fellowship offered nationwide to a person of color who is a United States citizen and who is a secondary level teacher or prospective teacher of American history, American government or civics to earn a master’s degree studying the Constitution. A second privately funded Frederick Douglass-James Madison Fellowship will be offered to a person of color in the State of Texas.

This fellowship aims to encourage people of color to become outstanding teachers and to honor Frederick Douglass, himself a constitutional scholar. With this new education, they will be able to take this knowledge into the classroom. The awardee of this fellowship will be required to follow all of the rules and regulations of a traditional James Madison Fellowship.

Frederick Douglass, circa 1879

Interpreted as it ought to be interpreted, the Constitution is a glorious liberty document.

Frederick Douglass