I absolutely love this book! It should be required reading within elementary to high school grade levels. It should be mandatory reading within every Black American household.
Powerful for sharing a sense of perspective. The narration felt like an experience, it captivated me, had my mind engaging with the juxtaposition of his times and our own.
While I have known the name of Frederick Douglass from my youth, I had never previously read his autobiographical account. It is so much more powerful to listen to his story in his own words than to hear historical facts, usually told merely as the background to the Civil War, rather than as the powerful story of the most prominent example of a people longing to be free.
Douglas paints an incredible portrait of his life as a slave and his struggle for freedom. It highlights the dark history of the United States with incredible detail.
How much have we evolved as human species since way back when this took place? It is a very topical story as we still face times of deep injustice to too many fellow human beings. Listen to it! Read it!
Several times during this story I cried, my breath stopped and I had to repeat to make sure I heard it correctly. A piece of American history that everyone claiming to be educated folks need to reflect on.
An amazing look at US history. Fredrick Douglas became a distinguished writer against all odds. A biography everybody should read or listen too.
I greatly appreciate the opportunity to have been able to listen to this biography!
This should be required reading for everyone. Douglass is a powerful orator and the narrator does a fantastic job.
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