Becoming Frederick Douglass



Product Code: CE8445
UPC: 841887046817
ISBN: 9781531715069
Grade Level: 9-12
Media Type: DVD

Product Description

Becoming Frederick Douglass is the inspiring story of how a man born into slavery became one of the most prominent statesmen and influential voices for democracy in American history. Born in 1818 on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, he escaped from slavery in 1838 and went on to become the most well-known leader of the abolitionist movement. A gifted writer and powerful, charismatic orator, it is estimated that more Americans heard Douglass speak than any other 19th-century figure —Black or white.

The documentary explores how Douglass controlled his own image and narrative, embracing photography as a tool for social justice, and the role he played in securing the right to freedom and equality for African Americans. Directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Stanley Nelson and Nicole London, the film features the voice of acclaimed actor Wendell Pierce as Douglass.

Additional Information

Run Time:  54
Copyright: 2022
Rating:  TV-14
Studio: PBS