A Voice for the Ages

David W. Blight wrote his first book about Frederick Douglass 30 years ago and never dreamed there would be another—let alone a full biography.

However, “some lives are, in a way, made for biography,” Blight said during a recent interview.

It was during a visit to Savannah, Ga., 12 years ago that he felt compelled to write a book that would become what’s now considered the definitive biography of Douglass.

“A Voice for the Ages: Frederick Douglass Biographer David W. Blight kicks off Black History Month in Harrisburg,” TheBurg, February 2020.

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