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Sep 28, 2012

The Story of Frederick Douglass

A self-taught escaped slave, statesman, and leader of the American Abolitionist Movement, Frederick Douglass is best known for his speeches and autobiographies, in which he stressed the universal equality of all humans.

Nicholas Buccola is the author of The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass (2012). He briefly sketches out Douglass’s incredible life, from his origins as a slave in Maryland to his success as one of the most renowned orators and abolitionists of his age.

Produced by Evan Banks.