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Frederick Douglass
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Frederic May Holland, Frederick Douglass: The Colored Orator, Haskell House Publishers, New York, 1969, p. 212
Frederick Douglass
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Speech at the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society annual meeting, New York City (May 1853)
Frederick Douglass
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Speech at the Convention of Colored Men, Louisville, Kentucky (1883-09-24)
Frederick Douglass
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (1845). Referring to slave songs.
Frederick Douglass
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (1845)


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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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