American Experience

Frederick Douglass Begins to Understand Slavery

Clip: Season 25 Episode 12 | 2m 10s

At six years old, Frederick Douglass had just begun his life as a slave when he witnessed his aunt get beaten brutally by her master. "It was the bloodstained gate, the entrance to the hell of slavery," he would later write.

Aired: 01/08/13

Rating: NR

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