Frederick Douglass Institute

Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative

Millersville University proudly participates in the PASSHE Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative. Through the Collaborative, our students get a chance to display what they've learned and to practice their leadership skills. We believe in cultivating the scholar-activist tradition.

  • Douglass Debate Society Winners

    2019
    First Place
    Brittney Brown
    Bevan Fields

    Second Place
    Sheriece Smith
    Martwann Alston

    2016
    First Place
    Fanta Toure
    Dinah Hayward

    2015
    First Place
    Hope Foy
    Dinah Hayward

  • 2019 FDI Annual Research Conference
    East Stroudsburg University, April 9, 2019
    • Panel Presentation on “African American Rhetorical Traditions: How Authenticity Lives on.”
      • Simone LaPorte
      • Bridget Murray
      • Skyler Gibbon
      • Emily Guise
    • Panel presentation on “Hip Hop: Power of a Cultural Movement”
      • Ilya Jones. “The Real Issue Around Violence in Hip Hop”
      • Wendy Li. “Changing Attitudes toward Sexuality in Hip Hop”
      • Krystal Lowery. “Feminism and Authenticity in Hip Hop”
    • Panel on “Invisible Man and Its Legacy”
      • Nya Lewis. “Afrofuturism”
      • Mikia Crawford. “Existentialism”
      • Halle Mosser. “Bildungsroman”

  • 2016 FDI Annual Research Conference
    Millersville University, April 21, 2016
    • “Insights Into and Relevance of Ellison’s Invisible Man.” This panel explores various critical perspectives on the Ralph Ellison’s classic from 1952, then applies those insights to our current day.
      • Nathan Warren
      • Kelly Sweinhart
      • Olivia Sieg
      • Kimberlie Golden