Honoring Frederick Douglass (02/15/1971)

February 11, 2022, 11:00 pm

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Frederick Douglass, c. 1880 (Source: loc.gov 2011649219)

In February 1971, Studs Terkel presented this birthday program honoring abolitionist Frederick  Douglass, who rose from slavery to become the leading African-American voice of the nineteenth century. The program, woven of words and music, includes conversation with author and social historian Lerone Bennett Jr, and readings from the Douglass memoir, My Bondage and My Freedom.