Rediscovering Frederick Douglas

Rediscovering Frederick Douglas tells the story of how a photograph of famed abolitionist and eminent human rights leader Frederick Douglass—not seen for more than a century—was rediscovered. The 30-minute documentary investigates the mystery surrounding this unique image, reveals details about the interesting life of the owner of the photograph and explores the ways Douglass used photography as a tool in the fight for social reform.

Airs 2/27 at 4:30 a.m. and 2/28 at 3 a.m.


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