Born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Frederick Douglass taught himself to read and write and escaped to the north when he was 20 years old. His 1845 autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass cemented his importance as an abolitionist and civil rights orator and writer.
For more about Frederick Douglass, please visit the links listed under “Related Information.”
Fourth of July Speech
Composer(s): Dorothy Rudd MooreBuy via American Composers Alliance
Second Anthology of Art Songs by Black American Composers
Composer(s): Leslie Adams, Adolphus Hailstork, John Rosamond Johnson, Hall Johnson, Betty Jackson King, Howard Swanson, John W. Work IIIBuy via Videmus