Young American Heroes "Frederick Douglass: Pathway From Slavery to Freedom" on WXXI-TV

Young American Heroes "Frederick Douglass: Pathway From Slavery to Freedom" on WXXI-TV

Thu, 04/01/2010 - 5:30pm

Pictured: Frederick Douglass

Young American Heroes follows Frederick Douglass' early life from slavery to freedom.

Few people achieve in a lifetime what young Frederick Douglass achieved by the age of 20. Young American Heroes set out to cover his young life, based on his autobiography. The resulting TV show focuses on his life from the time of his birth into slavery in Maryland through his escape to the North.

Young American Heroes "Frederick Douglass: Pathway From Slavery to Freedom" airs Thursday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11).

Young American Heroes tells real stories about young people from the past. We do so by using primary documents and diaries to show ordinary kids doing extraordinary things during seminal moments in American history.

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