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Frederick Douglass

Kirk Barbera, Jesse McCarthy

Presented at: Troubadour Talks

Date: Mar 16, 2021

Jesse and Kirk discuss Douglass’ story, his courage and character as told within the narrative. 

There are some ideas in this book that may be very challenging for people today to confront. Not in terms of slavery, everyone correctly abhors slavery, but rather some of the values and virtues that Douglass held as essential to the building of a good character. 

Jesse and Kirk discussed:

  • the concept of “self-creation” as Douglass meant it. 
  • Slave Mentality
  • Slave-holders mentality
  • Fighting a system of ideas
  • The education of Douglass
  • How to educate children
  • Importance of reading
  • Different levels of reading

And much much more.

philosophy of educationcultureliteratureeducationintellectual activismfree will

Parts: 1

Handout: none