The Frederick Douglass Foundation in Michigan exists to educate, enhance and empower those who support us and the communities in which we serve.

  •  We live in a land of liberty where natural rights of individuals precede and supersede the power of the state.
  • We are a constitutional republic in which government power is limited and employed for the purpose of providing legitimate public
    goods rather than for the benefit of insiders and narrow interest groups.
  • We are a free market in which persons, individually or collectively, have the natural right to sell goods and services to willing buyers,
    and in which the individual pursuit of economic opportunity benefits all.
  • We are a free society where citizens solve social problems not only through government but also by working together in families,
    neighborhoods, churches, charities, and other private, voluntary organizations.