Book - Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Narrative, Bicentennial Edition


This beautiful, historic book was originally published when Frederick Douglass was just 27 years old. This is the first, and most frequently read, of his three autobiographies. Douglass provides graphic descriptions of his childhood and horrifying experiences as a slave as well as a harrowing record of his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom. This bicentennial edition is placed in context with an introduction by historian Bryan Stevenson, a Forward "A Family’s Perspective" by Kenneth B. Morris, of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiative and photographs offering "A Family’s Perspective" by Nettie Washington Douglass.

As part of the One Million Abolitionists Project, the Frederick Douglass family has published this special Bicentennial Edition which they hope to give to one million young people across the United States. The book inspires all of us to reflect upon the issues facing our communities today, such as systemic racism, human trafficking, police brutality and mass incarceration. Your purchase of this book will allow Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives to provide free copies to young people. Donate to support this project at

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