My ancestors changed the lives of slaves in the US


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Nettie Washington Douglass tells Anu Anand what it's like to carry the names and bloodlines of two African-Americans who were born into slavery but famously devoted their lives to fighting it, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Nettie descends from pioneering educator Booker T Washington and the abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass. Her influential ancestors inspired her to raise awareness about modern-day slavery by setting up the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives. Presenter: Anu Anand Producer: Deiniol Buxton Picture: Nettie Washington Douglass Credit: Hilary Schwab Photography

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