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Frederick Douglass
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A Will to Be Free (an African American Heritage Book) (2008 edition), Wilder Publications - ISBN: 9781604592238
Frederick Douglass
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Frederick Douglass on Slavery and the Civil War: Selections from His Writings (2003 edition), Courier Dover Publications - ISBN: 9780486431710
Frederick Douglass
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Speech at the Emancipation League, Boston (1862-02-12)
Frederick Douglass
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Speech on the twenty-third anniversary of Emancipation in the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C. (April 1885)


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Frederick Douglass
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Born: February 14, 1817

Died: February 20, 1895 (aged 78)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author, abolitionist, editor, diplomat

Bio: 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.

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