Legends Of The Hidden Temple

Season 3 Episode 35

The Smashed Printing Plate of Frederick Douglass

Aired Unknown Apr 11, 1995 on Nickelodeon



  • Quotes

    • Olmec: One of the greatest crusaders for Human Rights was the African-American Frederick Douglass. He worked to outlaw slavery, and when the Civil War broke out, he encouraged Blacks to fight in the Union Army. In 1847, Douglass founded a New York paper called "The North Star." Legend has it that one evening, a group of men burst into the office.
      Man #1: We gotta see the editor. It's a matter of life and death.
      Man #2: Yeah. His.
      Douglass: I am the editor.
      Man #3: We don't like what you've been printin'.
      Man #4: Like Equal Rights for all men.
      Douglass: If you don't think that all men are created equal, take it up with the guys who wrote "The Declaration of Independence."
      Man #5: We didn't come here for a History lesson. We're gonna trash this place.
      Olmec: They moved menacingly towards one of the printing presses, but Douglass beat them to it.
      Douglass: You can smash this place, and I'll open the paper elsewhere. Stop me, and others will take my place. You came here to destroy my paper? Let me help you.
      Olmec: Douglass smashed the printing press himself.
      Douglass: You can smash machines, but you can't smash ideas.
      Olmec: Ashamed, the men filtered out. Douglass wiped his brow and picked up a fragment of the press, which he kept for years, until it ultimately made its way to The Temple. Your task is to retrieve The Smashed Printing Plate of Frederick Douglass and bring it back here.
      Kirk: Thanks, Olmec. Tell us, where is this Printing Press?
      Olmec: The Smashed Printing Plate of Frederick Douglass can be found in The Tomb of the Ancient Kings.