Frederick Douglass, The Columbian Orator and Anti-Slavery Movements in U.S. and Ireland

September 4, 2019

The Columbian Orator was the first book Frederick Douglass, nee Bailey, bought while living in Baltimore, Maryland.  After he published his first of three auto-biographies, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, he went to Ireland to escape his would-be-captors.  Hear his story as told by Ann Coughlan, a Frederick Douglass scholar as the impact of his first Transatlantic visit to the British Isles helps define his place in anti-slavery movement history.

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Imperial Hotel, Cork, Ireland,  plaque where Frederick Douglass spoke on his first trip to the British Isles. 

 

    

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