The great abolitionist Frederick Douglass comes back to life in this acclaimed theatrical performance featuring Fred Morsell, as he dramatically re-creates Douglass’s famous speech on slavery and human rights. With an eloquence and intelligence rarely matched, Frederick Douglass became a giant in the struggle against racial injustice. He called upon all Americans of every color to work to fulfill the vision of a just society that was proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Presenting Mr. Frederick Douglass: The Lesson of the Hour was filmed at the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church in Washington, D.C., where Douglass delivered his celebrated last speech, The Lesson of the Hour, over a century ago.
A Bill Moyers special.
- Producers: Films for the Humanities
- Format: VHS, NTSC
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Films for the Humanities
- Run Time: 60 minutes