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1 minute, 46 seconds

Frederick Douglass was courageous, brave, dynamic, intelligent, and authentic. His spirit lives on at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.

 
 
 
 
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Reading Series: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

 
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36 minutes, 51 seconds

This Video Series reviews the first autobiography by Frederick Douglass. This episode covers the preface.

 

The Growlery: Douglass' Home Away From Home


 
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3 minutes, 2 seconds

In this video, Ranger Kevin Bryant highlights the Growlery, a small outbuilding from the main house on Frederick Douglass' beloved estate Cedar Hill, and how Douglass wrote some of his most significant speeches and thoughts there.

 
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3 minutes, 20 seconds

Come help us honor an American Icon on his 203rd Birthday this weekend, February 13-14 virtually on the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Facebook page.

 
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8 minutes, 51 seconds

Frederick Douglass met with President Abraham Lincoln three times face-to-face. This is the story of the first meeting in which Douglass urges the President to allow African American soldiers in the military.

 
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8 minutes, 1 second

Frederick Douglass met with President Abraham Lincoln three times face-to-face. This time, it was the President who requested the meeting.

 
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4 minutes, 22 seconds

In 1877, Frederick Douglass became the first African American confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a Presidential appointment as U.S. Marshall.

 
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1 minute, 54 seconds

In this video, NPS staff takes visitors on a journey to the Eastern Shore of Maryland where they will be able to understand how the environment of Frederick Douglass’ birthplace shaped his early and later life.

 
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2 minutes, 56 seconds

Frederick Douglass was born enslaved in Maryland in February 1818. In this Part Two of this video series, NPS staff takes visitors on a journey to the Eastern Shore of Maryland where they will be able to understand how the environment of Douglass’ birthplace shaped his early and later life.

 
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7 minutes, 30 seconds

In celebration of Frederick Douglass' Birthday, enjoy these selections from the Washington Revels.

 
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3 minutes, 30 seconds

In this video, NPS staff takes visitors on a journey to the Eastern Shore of Maryland where they will be able to understand how the environment of Frederick Douglass’ birthplace shaped his early and later life.

 
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2 minutes, 53 seconds

In this video, NPS staff takes visitors on a journey to the Eastern Shore of Maryland where they will be able to understand how the environment of Frederick Douglass’ birthplace shaped his early and later life.

 
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Duration:
3 minutes, 43 seconds

Part five of this video series takes visitors on a journey to the Eastern Shore of Maryland where they will be able to understand how the environment of Frederick Douglass' birthplace shaped his early and later life.

 
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2 minutes, 59 seconds

Part six of this video series takes visitors on a journey to the Eastern Shore of Maryland where they will be able to understand how the environment of Frederick Douglass' birthplace shaped his early and later life.

 
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3 minutes, 20 seconds

Part seven of this video series takes visitors on a journey to the Eastern Shore of Maryland where they will be able to understand how the environment of Frederick Douglass' birthplace shaped his early and later life.

 
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2 minutes, 52 seconds

The final video of this series that takes visitors on a journey to the Eastern Shore of Maryland where they will be able to understand how the environment of Frederick Douglass' birthplace shaped his early and later life.

 
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12 minutes, 40 seconds

February 26, 2021 will mark the 126th anniversary of Frederick Douglass' death. This 12 minute video explores the circumstances of what occurred on the last day of the great Douglass' life.

 
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46 minutes, 14 seconds

In celebration of Women's History Month, join us as we explore the complicated relationship of Frederick Douglass with key leaders of the Women’s Rights Movement.

 
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45 minutes, 38 seconds

In celebration of Women's History Month, Ranger Kevin Bryant interviews Dr. Christine Kinealy on her work documenting Frederick Douglass in Ireland, as well as her experiences transcribing and publishing dozens of his speeches. Dr. Kinealy has authored multiple books on Douglass and Black abolitionists in Ireland.

 
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4 minutes, 50 seconds

In Frederick Douglass' Study, he penned words that echoed around the world. Today, the Study still contains much of his original library collection and was the location where many of his powerful words and memories were put to paper. As he read, wrote, and reflected in this space, he was surrounded by portraits of prominent individuals. This video explores a few words Douglass wrote about 3 of the individuals whose images surrounded Douglass

 
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2 minutes, 42 seconds

In celebration of Women's History Month, join us as Ranger Dejah Craddock highlights a lesser-known, yet equally important figure in Cedar Hill's history--Mrs. Anna Murray Douglass. This video will explore the first Mrs. Douglass' contributions to not only this sacred and historic property, but also her beloved husband's life.

 
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Duration:
21 minutes, 13 seconds

This special virtual presentation of a dramatic oration of Frederick Douglass' famed speech, "What, to the American Slave, Is Your 4th of July?", in honor of Independence Day, features actor Darius Wallace as the great abolitionist, Douglass.

 
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Duration:
3 minutes, 7 seconds

B-Roll package of Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.

Last updated: July 3, 2021

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