A panel exhibition, with interpretive and educational materials, that uses images, broadsides, and letters to explore the early life of Frederick Douglass. Born a slave in Maryland, he made a daring escape to New York City in 1838. Once free, Douglass fought to end slavery and championed civil rights for all Americans. Among the highlights are: a broadside entitled Slave Market of America from the American Anti-Slavery Society, excerpts and quotes from Douglass’s autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, and a letter from Douglass to Hugh Auld, his former slaveowner.
For more information about the host site, visit www.gptx.org/index.aspx?page=171
For further information about the exhibition, visit the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History website: www.gilderlehrman.org/programs-exhibitions/frederick-douglass