Reading Frederick Douglass’ Letter to Thomas Auld | A Primary Source Close Read w/ BRI
Kirk Higgins is joined by David Bobb, President of the Bill of Rights Institute, to read Frederick Douglass’s 1848 letter to Thomas Auld, his former enslaver. Through the letter, they'll explore Douglass' incredible story and how he connected his horrific experiences as an enslaved man to a strong moral argument against slavery. How does Douglass define his own humanity and the natural rights of humankind?
The Responsibilities of Frederick Douglass
This lesson is an in-depth look at responsibility through the life of Frederick Douglass. Responsibility is defined as striving to know and to do what is best rather than what is most popular. A responsible person is trustworthy for making decisions in the best long-term interests of people and the best outcomes for the work to be done.
Frederick Douglass and Identity: Resurrection to the Heaven of Freedom
In this lesson, students will examine events in the life of Frederick Douglass, studying a turning point when he determined not to remain a slave.
A Primary Source Close Reads Video Playlist
Primary Source Close Reading with BRI investigates some of the most pivotal speeches and documents that made America. In this series, join BRI staff Kirk Higgins and guests as they dissect how seminal documents, court cases, and speeches forged America’s development and impact our lives today.