Frederick Douglass Launch: 1943

Frederick Douglass Launch: 1943

Launch of liberty ship Frederick Douglass, May, 1943. Beautiful African American woman ready to christen the ship. The woman is not identified at LOC. Perhaps someone out there knows who it is. Untitled Office of War Information photo. Vintage photographs provided by LOC. Original Medium: film negative.


Identity of woman

I'm guessing she's probably Douglass' great-grandaughter. The Shomberg has another picture of this event with her standing next to Frederick Douglas III and she looks a lot like him, so could be his daughter.