Frederick Douglass

Played by Daveed Diggs

Frederick Douglass

A gifted writer, a brilliant orator, an admirable public figure: Frederick Douglass is most of all a shrewd political strategist. And when longtime confidant John Brown takes refuge with Onion at the Rochester, NY home of the “King of the Negroes” and his two wives, a clash over methodology leads him to not-so-politely decline an invitation to join the violent raid on Harpers Ferry.


Played by Daveed Diggs

A gifted writer, a brilliant orator, an admirable public figure: Frederick Douglass is most of all a shrewd political strategist. And when longtime confidant John Brown takes refuge with Onion at the Rochester, NY home of the “King of the Negroes” and his two wives, a clash over methodology leads him to not-so-politely decline an invitation to join the violent raid on Harpers Ferry.

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