The North Star’s Resistance to White Supremacy

Chris Lebron
Feb 11, 2019 - 5:00

On December 3, 1847, Frederick Douglass, who became an abolitionist and public intellectual, published the first issue of The North Star. As Douglass tells it in his Life and Times, the purpose of The North Star was clear and urgent: “It would require much time and space to set forth the arguments which demonstrated…the unconstitutionality of slavery, but being convinced of the fact…the further conduct of my paper was plain.” For...

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