There Was Once a Slave ... The Heroic Story of Frederick Douglass.
A biography of this 19th century African American Statesman
Winner of the Julian Messner Award for the “Best Book Combatting Intolerance in America.” An interpretation of the life story of Frederick Douglass “—a man who escaped from slavery to become one of the great leaders of his century—a friend of Lincoln, Gladstone, Robert Peel, John Brown, Robert Ingersoll, William Lloyd Garrison and other great statesmen of his generation.”
Shirley Graham, an African American, was an composer, author, playwright, and activist for the rights of African-Americans and other causes. Later in life she married W.E.B. Du Bois.
Description: There Was Once a Slave ... The Heroic Story of Frederick Douglass.
New York: Julian Messner, (1947). 310pp. First Edition. Publisher’s cloth. Very good in a good pictorial dust jacket.