Oct 1, 2012

Frederick Douglass on the Rights of Women

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.

While Douglass is well-known for his support for the abolition of slavery, he is less known for his outspoken support of the women’s liberation movement. Nicholas Buccola is the author of The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass (2012).

Produced by Evan Banks.