Douglass, the Play

An interesting review of a play about Frederick Douglass from The Weekly Standard:

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    I also recommend this article on Frederick Douglass from the Salvo archives: Sabbath School On the Emancipation of Frederick Douglass by Means of Liberal Education by Thomas Jodziewicz

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