The Rage and the Sorrow are Bottomless: Thoughts on the Words of Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King Jr.

D. Elisabeth Glassco
5 min readJan 30, 2021

The great abolitionist Frederick Douglass observed that slavery degraded the slaveholder as much as it degraded the slave. Of his kind-hearted mistress who had never before owned a slave, he wrote:

“My mistress was, as I have said, a kind and tender-hearted woman; and in the…

D. Elisabeth Glassco

A native of of the great state of Mississippi and proud resident of New Jersey. Lecturer and Doctoral candidate in Media, Race, Class, and Politics @Rutgers.