Skip to main content

Marc Mauer Named “Frederick Douglass 200” Awardee

October 20, 2018
The Sentencing Project's Executive Director Marc Mauer has been named a "Frederick Douglass 200" Awardee for his continued scholarship and advocacy that has impacted "anti-incarceration activism around the country."

MM head shotThe Sentencing Project is pleased to announce that Executive Director Marc Mauer has been named as one of the 200 “individuals who best embody the work and spirit of Frederick Douglass.” The award comes on the 200th anniversary of Douglass’s birth, and is sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives and the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, in partnership with The Guardian.

Marc Mauer was selected for the award on the basis of his scholarship and advocacy which “has influenced anti-incarceration activism around the country.”

The Frederick Douglass 200 awardees cover a broad range of activism on social policy. Among the recipients are Bryan Stevenson, Harry Belafonte, Dolores Huerta, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michelle Obama, and Colin Kaepernick. The awards will be presented at a reception at the Library of Congress on February 14, 2019.

Upon the announcement of the award, Marc Mauer stated: “This is a humbling moment and a great honor to be in such distinguished company. We can only hope that the spirit of Frederick Douglass will continue to guide us in these challenging times.”

For a full list of the Douglass 200 awardees, see The Guardian.

Related Posts
June 14, 2016

The Color of Justice 2016 Report

African Americans are incarcerated in state prisons across the country at more than five times the rate of whites, and at least ten times the rate in five states. This report documents the rates of incarceration for whites, African Americans, and Hispanics in each state, identifies three contributors to racial and ethnic disparities in imprisonment, and provides recommendations for reform.
October 07, 2021

Sign-on Letter: Pass the Redefinition of Child Amendment Act of 2021

Justice organizations urge the Mayor and the Council of the District of Columbia to pass Bill 4-0338, the Redefinition of Child Amendment Act of 2021 as a necessary, common sense approach to juvenile justice reform that will create better outcomes for youth and communities, will treat children as children, and will make significant steps forward in advancing racial equity.