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Frederick Douglass and the White Negro (2008)

Frederick Douglass and the White Negro is a documentary telling the story of ex-slave, abolitionist, writer and politician Frederick Douglass and his escape to Ireland from America in the ... See full synopsis »

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John J. Doherty

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John J. Doherty
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Credited cast:
Marcus Valentine Marcus Valentine ... Frederick Douglass
Aaron Edo ... The Young Frederick Douglass
Fred Lawal Fred Lawal ... Young Frederick Douglass
Matilda Edo Matilda Edo ... Caroline
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JohnLuka Doherty JohnLuka Doherty ... Street Urchin
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Frederick Douglass and the White Negro is a documentary telling the story of ex-slave, abolitionist, writer and politician Frederick Douglass and his escape to Ireland from America in the 1840s. After his escape from slavery and writing his autobiography which included all the actual names of his 'owners' to prove he was telling the truth, his only option was to leave his family behind and flee the United States of America since now his life was in danger. The film follows Douglass' life from slavery as a young man through to his time in Ireland where he befriended Daniel O'Connell famous at the time in America for his support of the anti-slavery movement as he fought for Catholic emancipation in Ireland. Douglass toured the country, as an escaped slave, spreading the message of abolition and was treated as a human being, to his surprise, for the first time by white people as he noted later in the second edition of his autobiography My Bondage and my Freedom (1855). His arrival in ...

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

2 April 2008 (Ireland) See more »

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Budget:

EUR180,000 (estimated)
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Camel Productions Ltd. See more »
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Color
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