At a meeting of abolitionists, Douglass reveals his identity as an escaped slave to establish credibility and win sympathy for the movement. Although his disclosure makes him subject to recapture under the Fugitive Slave Act, he risks his own freedom to fight for the freedom of others. Issues: the myth of racial inferiority, abolitionists vs. secessionists, prejudice in the North. Stars Robert Hooks. Black-and-white. 50 minutes. Zenger.
This title is part of the series: PROFILES IN COURAGE
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