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Autobiography of Frederick Douglass, Vol. 1

Autobiography of Frederick Douglass, Vol. 1

Ossie Davis reads excerpts from Frederick Douglass’s autobiography, edited by Dr. Philip Foner, which traces the abolitionist and statesman’s life from early childhood through to his most significant political accomplishments. This first volume establishes the personal and educational foundation on which Douglass built his distinguished career, specifically addressing his birth into slavery, his battle to learn to read and how being forced to "drink the bitterest dregs of slavery" inspired his escape. (See also FW05526 Autobiography of Frederick Douglass, Vol. 2.)

Track Listing

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Birth, Early Childhood Ossie Davis 1:55
102
Slave Life Ossie Davis 2:21
103
Singing Slaves Ossie Davis 1:07
104
Learning to Read and Write Ossie Davis 4:27
105
Life in Baltimore; Escape Ossie Davis 8:05
201
Escape (con't.) Ossie Davis 4:25
202
A New Name Ossie Davis 2:08
203
The Liberator Ossie Davis 6:44
204
In England Ossie Davis 2:25
205
Newspaper Publisher Dedication Ossie Davis 4:55

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