Frederick Douglass Chronicles I, Rev. Kent Matthies

Traveling by train, horse, and boat, Frederick Douglass risked his life every day over decades, speaking to hundreds of thousands of people. In 1840 Douglass asked, “These hands – are they not mine?  This body – is it not mine?  I am your brother, white as you are.  I’m your blood kin.  You don’t get rid of me so easily.” An escaped slave, orator, philosopher and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass was one of the all-time greatest and most important Americans.  This two-part sermon series will look at the chronicles of Douglass’ life.  What inspiration, wisdom, and direction can we glean from this beacon of justice for the living of our own lives today?