Book Of The Week – Extend The Experience
This week’s book of the week is A Voice for Freedom and Justice: Frederick Douglass’s Thoughts and Orations Over Time.
Frederick Douglass was a key figure in the abolitionist movement, and his story has impacted generations of people fighting for civil rights in America. He was born to an enslaved mother and grew up with the horrors of slavery. In the course of his childhood, he was able to learn to read, and soon realized that reading and language were a source of power, and could be the keys to his freedom. Frederick Douglass spoke and wrote about injustice and equality, and his words profoundly affected the conversation about slavery in America. His activism will resonate with kids today who are observing and participating in our activist culture.
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