Monday, February 01, 2021

"Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" by David Blight, read by Prentice Onayemi

In my ears right now. What an amazing life!

David Blight is my favorite historian of the Civil War era (I've listened to Yale lectures 3 times now). He has a tremendous grasp of the facts and a wonderful way with words. This book is very deserving of its Pulitzer. And Prentice Onayemi's voice is perfect for listening to it. 

I just got to the part where Douglass is converted to personal faith in Jesus Christ. 

It's more important to read Douglass's own narrative in his own words if you haven't already, but after you do, this is a great way to get a sense of the bigger picture and the entirety of his life and work.