Black history has always been a part of the American story, but it has rarely been celebrated as a major event in American history.
But this year, thanks to the work of writer and historian Tami Ward, black people can be proud of how they were able to celebrate the legacy of Frederick Douglas, a slave and a free man, and the impact that he made on the African American community.
“It was the first time that we had an entire country celebrating our past,” Ward said.
“It was an extraordinary time.”
The Life Of Frederick Douglas is a collection of interviews with some of the people who made Frederick Douglas a hero and icon of African American culture.
For example, Ward discusses the life of a white slave named James Madison, who became the president of the United States, and also the life and legacy of his son, Frederick Dougy.
“The Life” features interviews with people who lived through Frederick Dougs history, and it will be available on iTunes, Amazon, and other platforms later this month.
For more from Ward, visit Entertainment Weekly.