Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass

Wrote many autobiographies based on his life as a slave. Stood as an example of successful slaves having potential to be intellectual and function as an American citizen. Meets with the president Lincoln to improve the conditions and treatment of the African American soliders. Publishes the North Star newspaper.

Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland in 1818. Then separated from his mother then grandmother all at the end of 10 years old. He was sent to work in Baltimore where Sofia the wife of the plantation owner taught Frederick the alphabet. Sofia was told by her husband to stop teaching Frederick and it was against the law, so Frederick taught himself how to read and write. When Douglass got older he taught other slaves on the plantation to read and read the bible at Sunday school. Frederick Douglass had taught 40 slaves before the plantation owner caught them. Douglass had tried to escape slavery three times before he was finally free in 1838 and fell in love with the already free slave Anna Murray-Douglass. After Frederick Douglass was free he started to dedicate his life to abolition.


1818- Frederick Douglass was born1838- Frederick finally escaped from slavery after 3 attempts1845 wrote his autobiography about his life as a slave1848- only black person to attend seneca falls convention1895- Frederick Douglass passed away

Lasting Impact

Frederick Douglass used his speech/oratory talents and writing skills to fight for slave rights, and freedom for Black people.Recruited Black people into the Union Army so America could accept them more.

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Frederick Douglass




Fighter for Freedom


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