PBS NewsHour

New England and Frederick Douglass' first steps to freedom

Clip: 02/07/2023 | 6m 51s | Video has closed captioning.

When Frederick Douglass escaped slavery he was aided by friends in the daring and dangerous getaway. He went from being on the run to becoming one of the most influential Americans of the 19th century. Pamela Watts of Rhode Island PBS Weekly has Douglass’ story as he took his first steps to freedom.

Aired: 02/07/23

Rating: NR

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