The Frederick Douglass Book Center served as a bookshop and meeting place for the minorities of New York City. The center contained literature that specialized in African, Afro-American, and Caribbean history and culture. The center remained in Harlem until it was torn down in 1968.
The Frederick Douglass Book Center was founded by Richard B. Moore in 1942. Richard B. Moore was a Caribbean activist and businessman who stood for socialism and black nationalism. The Frederick Douglass Center was launched with help from friend and second wife Lodie Biggs. Biggs later went on to become the sales representative of the Center.
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