"...A LIFETIME OF STRUGGLE AND PROGRESS AND ENLIGHTENMENT...ETCHED IN FREDERICK DOUGLASS' MIGHTY LEONINE GAZE." - PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA. Speech at the Museum of African American History and Culture, September 24, 2016
DRAMATIC AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN AMERICAN SLAVE includes "Frederick Douglass BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION ACT"
This classic of American literature, a dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave, was first published in 1845, when its author had just achieved his freedom. Its shocking first-hand account of the horrors of slavery became an international best seller. His eloquence led Frederick Douglass to become the first great African-American leader in the United States.
This special bicentennial re-release of the original edition includes the "Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act'' enacted by Congress in 2017: