The Life Of Frederick Douglass #1
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The Life Of Frederick Douglass #1

Writer: David Walker Artist: Damon Smyth, Marissa Louise, James Guy Hill Publisher: Ten Speed Press Release Date: January 9, 2019 Cover Price: $19.99 Critic Reviews: 1
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A graphic novel biography of the escaped slave, abolitionist, public speaker, and most photographed man of the nineteenth century, based on his autobiographical writings and speeches, spotlighting the key events and people that shaped the life of this great American. Taking you from Douglass's life as a young slave through his forbidden education to his escape and growing prominence as a speaker, abolitionist, and influential cultural figure during the Civil War and beyond, The Life of Frederick Douglass presents a complete illustrated portrait of the man who stood up and spoke out for freedom and equality. Told from Douglass's point o more

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    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Dec 17, 2018

    The Life of Frederick Douglass is truly a deep dive not just into a Black historical figure, but the sociocultural context that existed around him. Its not enough to understand that slavery happened, and its not enough to call it bad. This creative team pulls no punches in highlighting the atrocities of this era of American history, as well as who perpetuated them. Such a story dashes ahistorical notions of states rights or that all abolitionists were truly dedicated to Black lives. It also illuminates the small bricks and mortar that add up to slavery and oppression, as well as Abraham Lincolns own folly in protecting Black people. It is a tough, dense read, but this graphic novel is worth anyones time. What I hope is that folks learn from it and see how it is what helped create our modern culture, as well as how it is a reflection of current events. Read Full Review

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