Frederick Douglass: Self-Made Man


  • Timothy Sandefur - Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute; Adjunct Scholar, the Cato Institute 

Frederick Douglass is well remembered today for his triumphant story of escaping from slavery to become one of the nation’s foremost abolitionists. But he was also an intellectual leader who helped champion a reevaluation of the meaning of the U.S. Constitution. Unlike both defenders and opponents of slavery in his own day, Douglass believed the Constitution was a fundamentally anti-slavery document, and that black Americans were entitled to constitutional freedoms even before the Thirteenth Amendment. Douglass continued to champion racial equality and individual freedom for decades after the war, defending economic freedom, private property, gun rights, and federal protections for civil liberties even during the some of the darkest days of race relations.

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