DDU Lesson 6 – What can we learn from Frederick Douglass?

Frederick Douglass is the renowned ‘prophet of freedom’: the most important African American of the 19th century, who escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist, the greatest orator of his day and a leading writer of the era.

He was a fierce defender of freedom and dedicated to the cause of Black civil and political rights. But he is also interesting in where he sought much of his inspiration. Douglass honed his literary and oratorial skills through studying the ancient classics – Cicero, Milton, Socrates, Cato and others – and a strong believer in the power of reading and self-education.

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