Civil War Scholar David Blight on Frederick Douglass's Journey to Freedom and Beyond | WYPR

Civil War Scholar David Blight on Frederick Douglass's Journey to Freedom and Beyond

May 14, 2019

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Tom talks with Professor David Blight of Yale University.  He is the winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for History for his expansive and acclaimed biography of Frederick Douglass. 

A highly respected Douglass scholar, David Blight is the annotator and editor of Douglass’ second autobiography.  This latest contribution to Douglass scholarship explores Douglass’ amazing journey from enslavement on the Eastern Shore of MD to become one of the world’s most transcendent and influential figures.  The book is called Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.