|Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
By Frederick Douglass / Random House, Inc
This eloquent and dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave was first published in 1845, when its author was about twenty-eight years old and had just achieved his freedom. Although it was not uncommon during the era of American slavery for articulate Blacks who escaped to have their experiences published, Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass is unique among these "slave narratives" because of Douglass's eloquent power of expression. The publication of the book also marked the beginning of a career in which the militant and uncompromising Douglass emerged as the first great leader of Afro-Americans in the United States. The powers that enabled him to reach this position are abundantly clear in his Narrative, which, incidentally, was an invaluable source for Harriet Beecher Stowe while she was writing Uncle Tom's Cabin.
|Setting the Record Straight: American History In Black & White, DVD
By Vision Video
Setting the Record Straight reintroduces this generation to the forgotten heroes and untold stories from our rich African American political history. In this DVD you'll learn about figures like: Rev. Richard Allen, Rev. Henry Highland Garnet, Rev. Hiram Rhodes Revels, Joseph Hayne Rainey, Jefferson Franklin Long, John Rock, John Roy Lynch and Rev. Frederick Douglass. These heroes - and many others - are presented in this inspiring documentary of African American political history. Coded for all regions. Approx. 98 minutes.