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Uploaded on May 5, 2011
This video is an excerpt from one of Frederick Douglass' most powerful speeches entitled "What The Black Man Wants." The performance of this speech was taken from a CD recording produced by Leroy Hyter, read by actor Michael Wright and musically scored by Leroy Hyter. also entitled "Frederick Douglass: What The Black Man Wants." I produced a video of these historical images to bring life to the prophetic words of Douglass as he urges the Abolitionist of his time just two years after the Emancipation of the slaves and during the close of the Civil War. to fight for the civil rights of the newly freed slaves as strongly as they fought for their freedom. Stating that freedom with out rights is not freedom at all. Warning them also that if the equal rights issue wasn't dealt with properly at the beginning of freedom for the slaves. It would be centuries before it would be resolved. Was he ever so right. Enjoy!