Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrive at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, Illinois in 2017. (Jim Young/AFP/Getty Images), Featured Image
Douglass, who died in 1895, escaped slavery and became a leading abolitionist, formative writer, stirring orator, statesman and photography theorist.
“We created Higher Ground to harness the power of storytelling. That’s why we couldn’t be more excited about these projects,” Barack Obama said in a statement. “Touching on issues of race and class, democracy and civil rights, and much more, we believe each of these productions won’t just entertain, but will educate, connect, and inspire us all.”