All of the information and pictures in this exhibit have been furnished by Kenneth Stein.
Formatting by Wayne Bednersh

Frederick Douglas spoons

“America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.”
 — from ‘The Hypocrisy of American Slavery’, a speech by Frederick Douglass in Rochester New York, July 4, 1852.

Some Prefatory Truisms & A Disclaimer

* History is not what happened. It's what, and when, and how, people choose to remember what happened ... And which people are doing the remembering -KS

* Everything is illuminated in the light of the past” —Jonathan Safron Foer * The past is always present. * The nice thing about history is that it never gets old-KS

Disclaimer: I am not a historian, but I love learning about history, and am at times passionate about sharing what I have learned. Also, I collect things. I love learning about the history of the things I collect, and I love collecting things about the history that I am interested in. These 'things' give the past a tangible being in the present. For me, looking at these 'things' and holding them in my hands helps to make the past both immediate and real. Ken Stein,  2/10/2018

douglas spoondouglas portrait

douglas spoon

douglas spoon

purdy douglas spoon

douglas spoon

frederick douglas

douglas spoon

douglas sculpture


To read the entire story, please see Ken Stein’s Facebook article:

Measuring Out History In Teaspoons – Frederick Douglass Bicentennial

ed. note -- If you are interested in discovering about the horrors of slavery --not the Hollywood sanitized version, read his biography--I had bad dreams for a month.
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