This morning on Election Day, I was listening to this powerful NPR podcast about Frederick Douglass and the sacred right to vote.
Douglass, as everyone probably knows, was a fugitive slave who became a prominent orator, author and activist in the anti-slavery movement. For more on the life of Frederick Douglass, read the book Frederick Douglass, Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight (Simon and Shuster, 2018). That book won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for History.
Douglass believed strongly that democracy and the freedom that democracy promised would be sustained by the right to vote. Here are some great quotes from Frederick Douglass.