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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

By: Frederick Douglass
Narrated by: Charles Turner
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This is a powerful historical document- a first-person account of the horrors and injustices of slavery. In this memoir, Frederick Douglass, a former slave, presents a treatise on abolition. The book was written in 1845 and it was a seminal text in exposing the reality of slavery, providing the abolitionist movement with a stronger voice. The text is made up of 11 chapters that recount Douglass's experiences as a slave and his dream to become a free man. Charles Turner's performance is not to be missed; his narration is warm and dynamic. He captures the listener's full attention, transporting him to one of the bleakest moments in American history.

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Frederick Douglass was born a slave, and it seemed likely that he would live and die a slave since he was uncertain of his date of birth or the identity of his father. But young Douglass promised himself a different future - he would teach himself to read and write, and one day he would be free from slavery. When he was sent to work as a field hand on a plantation in St. Michael's in 1832, his life was so dispiriting and exhausting that he nearly forgot his dreams of freedom. His journey out of bondage was mental, as well as physical, but he did escape from slavery to become one of the most passionate and persuasive speakers of the abolitionist movement and a strong proponent for women's rights. His autobiography, compelling in its honest and forceful eloquence, is performed by Charles Turner.

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