Joseph R. Fornieri

Joseph R. Fornieri

Frederick Douglass, The Columbian Orator, and the 1619 Project

Frederick Douglass, The Columbian Orator, and the 1619 Project

On September 3, 1838, the most famous slave in American history began his escape to freedom. Dressed as a free black sailor and equipped with forged identification papers, Frederick Douglass fled Maryland. Remarkably, this fugitive carried with him a book, which was perhaps his sole possession: The Columbian Orator. In

Joseph R. Fornieri
Joseph R. Fornieri
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