Interview with Leigh Fought on Anna and Frederick Douglass

Leigh Fought image Le Moyne College, Anna Douglass image Library of CongressI’m pleased and honored to present my third interview guest, Leigh Fought, Anna and Frederick Douglass scholar and assistant professor at LeMoyne College in Syracuse. We’ll be talking about Anna Douglass, about whom I believe too little is known, and most historical presentations of her range from woefully incomplete to inaccurate and even unfair. Ms. Fought is doing significant work in righting this with her upcoming book about the women in the life of Frederick Douglass, the most significant of which, of course, is Anna.

Interview with Leigh Fought, Part One

Interview with Leigh Fought, Part Two

Find out more about Ms. Fought and her work at her blog Frederick Douglass’s Women: In Progressfaculty page for Le Moyne College, and Amazon author page, and here are some other articles and papers she’s written / co-authored; there are many others not available online, please contact the author:

Globalizing Protest in the 1980s: Musicians Collaborate to Change the World‘, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Commentary: Frederick Douglass and Interracial Marriage‘, blog

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12 thoughts on “Interview with Leigh Fought on Anna and Frederick Douglass

    • Thank you for the share, I’ll be sure to forward this to Leigh. By the way, if you have anything to add or correct, in my upcoming account of my visit to Washington DC following the life and ideas of Frederick Douglass, I would be very pleased to hear from you! The Lion of Anacostia was an invaluable resource


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  2. Hi John! It will be out in February next year (finally!)

    Amy, John is an amazing resource, as is his book. You should interview him, too.


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