Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was an American social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement and was known for his dazzling oratory and incisive writing. He wrote several autobiographies that eloquently described his life as a slave and his struggles to be free, including his first and best-known work, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, which was influential in gaining support for abolition.
Read by Bill Andrew Quinn
A great American statesman’s famous memoir and treatise on slavery
Released January 15, 2019
Read by Richard Allen
Written by Himself
The story of his life from slavery to freedom to enlightenment, told through his eyes in 1881.
"Richard Allen pulls out all the stops in his narration of Douglass's third autobiography, even singing - in a surprisingly rich and mellifluous voice - the spirituals transcribed by the author...lending a natural dignity to the text he reads...does justice to the author's words..." - Publishers Weekly
Released February 7, 2012