Frederick Douglass argues that slavery “destroys the central principle of human responsibility” and violates the Constitution in three short essays.
A self-taught escaped slave, statesman, and leader of the American Abolitionist Movement, Frederick Douglass is best known for his speeches and auto-biographies, in which he stressed the universal equality of all humans.
In this excerpt from a July 4th speech in 1852, Frederick Douglass highlights the contradiction of a country founded on liberty and yet supportive of slavery.
In this episode of Classics of Liberty, Caleb O. Brown reads the iconic speech “What to a slave is the Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass.
Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass became a prominent abolitionist and advocate of women’s rights.
Nicholas Buccola briefly sketches out Douglass’s incredible life, from his origins as a slave to his success as one of the most renowned orators of his age.
Frederick Douglass was one of history’s greatest champions of individual liberty and equal rights for all.
Timothy Sandefur joins us for a conversation on Frederick Douglass.
Nicholas Buccola considers Douglass’s place in and his lasting contribution to the classical liberal movement in America.
Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist who fought for black liberty both before and after the Civil War.
Libertarianism—the philosophy of personal and economic freedom—has deep roots in Western civilization and in American history, and it’s growing stronger.
Powell examines the expansion of liberty in western culture and covers the history of free thinkers from Cicero to Ayn Rand.
Timothy Sandefur joins us for a discussion on economic liberty. Is there a right to earn a living? How is this right being violated today?
A list of some of the biographical essays at libertarianism.org.
The slaves shipped to British North America were predominantly identified as Igbos from interior West Africa. Their stories deserve to be remembered.
The Triumph of Liberty: A 2,000-Year History, Told through the Lives of Freedom’s Greatest Champions
In his new book, The Triumph of Liberty, Jim Powell focuses on the individuals who helped freedom to advance.
Presley gives a rundown of some of the many black women, both famous and lesser-known, who worked toward the abolition of slavery.
Blanks discusses the struggles for freedom during the civil rights movement and libertarians hesitancy to address the period.