WFMT general manager George Preston interviews Grammy-winning conductor, pianist, and composer Charles Floyd and baritone Robert Sims, Gold Medal winner of the American Traditions Competition on the importance that Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass placed on spirituals as a beacon for freedom.
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Becoming Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom are two new films by Firelight founder Stanley Nelson and Maryland Public Television. As pillars of the abolitionist movement in 19th-century America, the contributions of both Douglass and Tubman were deeply significant, and their legacies help us understand who we are as a nation. Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom premieres Tuesday, October 4 at 10:00 pm CT, and Becoming Frederick Douglass premieres Tuesday, October 11 at 10:00 pm CT on all WTTW platforms.