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Who Was Frederick (Bailey) Douglass, The Man?

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To make sense of history we often turn to books to help illustrate life in the past. But today we talk with someone who brings history alive by taking it to the streets -- of Baltimore. Historian and author John Muller gives us a preview of his walking tour: The Lost History of Frederick (Bailey) Douglass. He believes the well-worn stories of the abolitionist’s loftier accomplishments don’t portray the true scope of the man he was.

Links: The Lost History of Frederick Douglass Walking Tour, Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C., the Lion of Anacostia book, John Muller blog.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'