Frederick Douglas

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Frederick Douglas

Frederick Douglas

Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, c. February 1818[3] – February 20, 1895

Frederick Douglas 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.

Douglass was a firm believer in the equality of all people, whether black, female, Native American, or recent immigrant, famously quoted as saying, "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong."

Douglass wrote several autobiographies. Douglass remained active in the United States' struggle to reach its potential as a "land of the free". Douglass actively supported women's suffrage. Without his approval, he became the first African American nominated for Vice President of the United States.

In 1848, Douglass was the only African American to attend the first women's rights convention, the Seneca Falls Convention. Douglass' powerful words rang true with enough attendees that the resolution passed.


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