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Douglass Publishes "The North Star"

Clip: Season 1 | 2m 24s

In Rochester, New York, the last stop on the Underground Railroad, Frederick Douglass published abolitionist newspaper "The North Star," naming it after the icon followed by so many escaping slaves on their quest to freedom.

Aired: 01/08/13

Rating: NR

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