The Education of Frederick Douglass

March 18, 2008 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY Lecture Series

Frederick Douglass’s struggle for education was also his pathway from slavery to freedom, says the Rev. Herbert Daughtry of the House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn. At an observance of the abolitionist’s 190th birthday at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, Rev. Daughtry discusses Douglass’s burning desire to educate himself, and the key to his hard-earned freedom. Rev. Daughtry, 77, has been involved in the civil rights movement for more than 40 years, played a crucial role in the integration of New York City schools and spoke out against the death of African-American businessman Arthur Miller in 1978.
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