Frederick Douglass

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African-American History
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Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass was heavily involved with the national issues of slavery and women's rights, although women's rights to a lesser extent. He saw every persson in the nation as able to have power within the national government and beleived everybody should have equal voting rights, citizen rights, and all other rights available in the United States for white men.

Frederick Douglass effected these movements by influentially speaking on the behalf of the abolitionists around the world, creating American abolition sentiments worldwide.

Frederick Douglass also wrote many abolition writings, such as his newspaper The North Star and his book The life and Times of Frederick Douglass.

Finally, Frederick was in attendance of many abolition and women's rights conventions, such as the convention in Seneca Falls, New York, where he was the only African American in attendance.

Fredrick's stance and actions

Life after Slavery

Frederick Douglass soon attempted to become a free man, on many occasions running away from the plantation. On his third attempt, Douglass succeeded, and escaped with the help of his future wife, Anna Murray. Douglass moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts with Anna Murray and began his work as an abolitionist there, working for the rights of african americans for the rest of his life until his death in 1895 of a massive heart attack or stroke.

Birth and Early life

Frederick Douglass was born a slave and lived with his grandmother. He moved at a young age into the home of the plantation's owners, one of which was likely his father. Then he moved to the home of Hugh Auld, where he learned to read and write, and through reading newspapers became an avid abolitionist.

Frederick Douglass is known to have been a major participator in the abolition movement around the civil war. He is known as a strong supporter of equal rights for everyone, and is seen to have been a major figure in creation of strong abolition support leading up to the civil war. He is also known well for being a supporter of women's rights, mixing the field of women's rights with the field of African American rights and working for his whole life on both.

Accomplisments & Legacy


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