Life of the Week: Frederick Douglass

HistoryExtra podcast

Having run away from a life of slavery as a young man, Frederick Douglass went on to forge his own path as an abolitionist, orator, writer and statesman. In this ‘Life of the Week’ episode, Clare Elliott guides Paul Bloomfield through Douglass’s life story, explaining how he came to play such a significant role in the fight for rights in the 19th-century US and beyond.

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