Posted on 12/23/2018 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

David Blight’s new biography of Frederick Douglas is among the New York Times’s ten best books of the year.

At nearly nine hundred pages, though, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom might not make it past the to-be-read pile of anyone strapped for time.

Enter Fresh Air’s Dave Davies, whose interview with Blight includes a fair amount of "deeper cut" information about the former slave-turned-abolitionist-and-orator.

You can listen to their half-hour conversation below or read a transcript on NPR’s website.

Categories: Author Interview

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