10 August 2022

Video of the day -- Douglass-Jefferson rap battle

I gave a few examples here of these "rap battle" videos.  This one, featuring two of the major intellectuals of American history, is rather different -- it's witty, but not exactly funny, due to the seriousness of the issues involved.  If you're not familiar with Frederick Douglass (1817-1895), he was born into slavery, escaped as a young man, and became one of the country's leading crusaders against slavery; his was a remarkable story that Americans really ought to learn about as much as they learn about Jefferson or Lincoln.


Blogger yellowdoggranny said...

love this

10 August, 2022 05:39  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

That was funny.

10 August, 2022 10:57  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

This is one of the better ones. Jefferson really did invent the swivel chair, by the way.

12 August, 2022 00:44  
Anonymous NickM said...

Oddly enough I just heard Pascal invented the roulette wheel. He was trying to invent perpetual motion. Puts a rather different spin on his wager does it not?

12 August, 2022 07:36  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Makes sense. He must have understood neither probability nor physics.

13 August, 2022 06:54  

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