Frederick Douglass was renowned for his stirring, eloquent speeches about his life as a slave and his road to freedom. His gift for oration is honored at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington, D.C.
Inspired by Frederick Douglass’ life and extraordinary contributions to the American story, the Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Ford's Theatre Society, and National Mall and Memorial Parks partnered with the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site to create a set of four videos to help students and teachers improve their skills as orators. Check them out!
This project was made possible by an Impact Grant from the National Park Foundation through the generous support of ARAMARK through the Yawkev Foundation, The Fernandez Pave The Way Foundation and the HISTORY channel. Learn more about the National Park Foundation grants and programs and the beneficial impact they have on our national parks, here.