In this module, students view a clip examining how Frederick Douglass uses his brilliant oratorical skills to speak out against slavery—becoming the most famous Black man of his time. Students analyze abolitionist and pro-slavery primary sources and consider discussion prompts for more dialogue and deeper reflection.
What impact did The Liberator have on Frederick Douglass?
- Why do you think Frederick Douglass was considered an important speaker?
- How did Frederick Douglass respond to accusations against him?
- Why did Frederick Douglass include the words “Written By Himself” in his book, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave?