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Frederick Douglass Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, Frederick Douglass (February, 1818 – February 20, 1895) was a Black American abolitionist, famous for his oratory and anti-slavery writings. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York. His best-known book is his first autobiography (he wrote two), “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave”.
Biography: Frederick Douglass
“In addition to abolition, Douglass became an outspoken supporter of women’s rights. In 1848, he was the only African American to attend the Seneca Falls convention on women’s rights. Elizabeth Cady Stanton asked the assembly to pass a resolution stating the goal of women’s suffrage. Many attendees opposed the idea. Douglass, however, stood and spoke eloquently in favor, arguing that he could not accept the right to vote as a Black man if women could not also claim that right. ” Biography.com offers a short biography, a list of quick facts, and many links to related resources.
History: Frederick Douglass
“After several failed attempts at escape, Douglass finally left Covey’s farm in 1838, first boarding a train to Havre de Grace, Maryland. From there he traveled through Delaware, another slave state, before arriving in New York and the safe house of abolitionist David Ruggles.” History.com presents an excellent biography, chock full of links to additional resources, such as the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln, and Women’s Rights.
National Geographic Kids: Frederick Douglass
National Geographic Kids offers a short story about how Douglass escaped slavery. “When he was about 20, Douglass disguised himself as a sailor and escaped to New York, a free state without slavery. He continued to read as much as he could, which helped him become a great storyteller. “
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Quote of the Week
“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” ~~ Frederick Douglass ~~ (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey; c. February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. Find more quotes about justice by clicking the link.
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