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Spike Lee has directed some of out favorite movies like Malcolm X, Do The Right Thing and many more. The filmmaker is now gearing up to direct a movie about Frederick Douglass.

The film is an adaptation from the play Frederick Douglass Now written by and starring Roger Guenveur Smith (Queen Sugar).

Douglass was a Maryland native and a former slave as well as an anti-slavery advocate that went on to be a speaker and newspaper publisher.

There is no word yet on when the movie will come out.

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Spike Lee To Direct Movie About Frederick Douglass  was originally published on getuperica.com