Plaque a fitting tribute
I WAS delighted to see that Historic Environment Scotland will unveil a plaque in honour of Frederick Douglass, the first black figure recognised by the Commemorative Plaque Scheme.
The plaque will be unveiled at a ceremony in November at Gilmore Place in Edinburgh, the address at which Douglass once lived while acting as Scotland’s anti-slavery agent.
It is highly fitting the role that Douglass – who played such a major part in the abolitionist movement – should be marked in such an appropriate manner. Alex Orr, Edinburgh
HONOURED Anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass