Presenting Mr. Frederick Douglass (1994)

In this program, first broadcast in celebration of Black History Month on PBS, Bill Moyers brings the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass to life in this acclaimed theatrical performance featuring Frederick Morsell as he dramatically recreates Douglass’ famous speech on slavery and human rights. The Morsell performance of the Douglass speech was taped at the Metropolitan A.M.E. church in Washington, D.C. where Douglass delivered his celebrated last speech, “The Lesson of the Hour” 100 years before this broadcast aired.

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  • February 19, 1994 | Presenting Mr. Frederick Douglass (1994)
    A dramatic performance of Frederick Douglass’s famous speech on slavery and human rights.