Becoming Frederick Douglass

Battling the Slave Breaker

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The young, rebellious Douglass is sent to the brutal “slave breaker,” Edward Covey. Refusing to be broken, Douglass emerges even more determined to escape into freedom. Becoming Frederick Douglass is produced and directed by Stanley Nelson and Nicole London and features Wendell Pierce as the voice of Douglass.

Aired: 10/11/22 | Rating: NR

Corporate Funding for Becoming Frederick Douglass was provided by Bowie State University, DIRECTV and Pfizer, Inc..

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