Talk:Frederick Douglass

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Semi-protected edit request on 6 July 2014[edit]

There is a minor typo, repeated twice, in the Religious views section. In both cases, Douglass' name is written as "Dogless". The phrases in which these instances appear are: "Doglass was mentored by Rev. Charles Lawson" - after the long quotation and "Doglass asked British Christians never to support American Churches that permitted slavery" - two paragraphs lower than the previous quote

I am new to editing Wikipedia, so if someone could fix it, that would be nice.

Thank you,

Akelley3 (talk) 01:00, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thank you for pointing out the errors. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 01:12, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 26 August 2014[edit]

In section 12, "D. in Arts and Literature," please insert as the first item: Edmund Fuller's 1946 novel A Star Pointed North (New York and London: Harper & Brothers) was acclaimed as having "bridged an aching gap in American history," presenting "with dignity and warmth," after decades of "shameful neglect," a "Negro hero . . . as the American hero that he was."[1] Fuller follows closely the known facts of Douglass's life from slavery onward, taking reasonable liberties as a novelist to portray Douglass as a complex human being of great insight and political astuteness. CAH-phd in MI (talk) 15:39, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ Saul Carson, "Negro's Apotheosis," New York Times Book Review, 3 November 1946 (pp. 7, 36).
I don't see why a fictionalized novel from 1946 should be accorded a place of importance in this biography. The novel was not otherwise notable; it did not win awards or gain wider notice. It is an interesting book, certainly, but probably more important to Fuller than to the legacy of Douglass. Binksternet (talk) 16:40, 26 August 2014 (UTC)