T.Thomas Fortune and Fredrick Douglass not only had a great relationship, but both fought tirelessly for the welfare and equality of African Americans everywhere. There was an event where Mr. Fortune had the opportunity to honor the great Fredrick Douglass for his efforts and strides in the advancement of African Americans. These black men were trailblazers in their time and still are today. Their goals and dreams for this country have not yet been met but their ideals will remain a part of the fabric that is America. It is up to us to finish the work of these leaders, it is time to become the America they’d hoped we’d be.