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The Wheelhouse: Frederick Douglass Still Speaks

Jul 7, 2020

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass has been in the news recently, even though he died more than a century ago.  What can one of his speeches from before the Civil War teach us today? What could be proposed in a Connecticut General Assembly special session in response to the death of George Floyd?  Donald Trump offers a possible preview of his campaign themes.  And Connecticut postpones the next step of re-opening because of mounting COVID-19 cases in other states.


Daniela Altimari - state government and politics reporter at the Hartford Courant (@capitolwatch)

Bill Curry - Political analyst, former Democratic nominee for governor, and advisor in the Clinton White House (@billcurryct)

Charles Venator-Santiago - Associate Professor of Political Science at UConn

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