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A Slave's Education in Courage (The Life of Frederick Douglass)

Pat Perrin Wim Coleman (author), Damien Ward (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781939656391

In 1845, Frederick Douglasss first autobiography became a bestseller. Many readers could not believe that such a brilliant writer was ever a slave. When Douglass wrote the book, slavery had not yet ended so he kept secret how he escaped from Maryland. By 1881, the Civil War had ended slavery and Douglass felt the time was right to reveal how he escaped. This play is adapted from Douglasss own words from The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass.