This is a slave story. This is an American history. (It works very well when read in the same semester as Ben Franklin's Autobiography). This is a human story. And now, if Henry Louis Gates's Twitter feed is correct (or Elizabeth Alexander's retweet is correct), it may finally be coming to the big screen. It looks like the movie will be based on David Blight's forthcoming biography of Douglass. Stay tuned.
@ProfessorEA Peter Almond, Rudy Langlais, and I are producing "Frederick Douglass" at Sony, based on David Blight's forthcoming biography!
— Henry Louis Gates Jr (@HenryLouisGates) January 11, 2015
UPDATE: Gates's tweet seems to have disappeared. Let me know if you find it on his feed. Maybe he let the cat out of the bag too quickly.