Becoming Frederick Douglass

The North Star

Clip: Episode 1 | 4m 14s  | Video has closed captioning.

Douglass breaks away from his abolitionist mentor, William Lloyd Garrison, and starts the newspaper The North Star, an independent Black voice for abolition. "Becoming Frederick Douglass" is produced and directed by Stanley Nelson and Nicole London and features Wendell Pierce as the voice of Douglass.

Aired: 10/11/22

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Corporate Funding for Becoming Frederick Douglass was provided by Bowie State University, DIRECTV and Pfizer, Inc..

Support provided by:

Becoming Frederick Douglass

Website | MPT

Becoming Frederick Douglass

Explore the film with educational resources, discussion guides and more.

Learn More