Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

Born: February 14, 1817

Died: February 20, 1895

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author, abolitionist, editor, diplomat

Biography: Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves did not have the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens.

Source/Notes: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (2010 edition), MobileReference - ISBN: 9781607780915

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Source/Notes: The Essential Frederick Douglass (2008 edition), Wilder Publications - ISBN: 9781604592528
Source/Notes: The Essential Frederick Douglass (2008 edition), Wilder Publications - ISBN: 9781604592528

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Source/Notes: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (2012 edition), Cricket House Books LLC - ISBN: 9781935814931