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Frederick Douglass Writes His Autobiography

Clip: Season 25 Episode 12 | 1m 49s | Video has closed captioning.

In his 1845 book, Frederick Douglass told the truth about his life as a slave, despite the risk.

Aired: 01/15/13

Rating: NR

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