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Frederick Douglass by: Ryan Flick
Transcript of Frederick Douglass by: Ryan Flick
Frederick Douglass was born sometime in 1818. The exact date is unknown. He was born in Talbot County, Maryland.
Frederick Douglass was eventually asked to share his story of life. He made his first autobiography called
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
. His book was a bestseller in the United States and translated into several other languages.
Fighting Against Slavery
Douglass talked with President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War to help influence the Emancipation Proclamation.
September 3, 1838
Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery using the forged papers of a sailor and dressing up as a sailor.
In 1847, Frederick Douglass started a newspaper called the North Star. It fought slavery used to show that everyone is equal.
In addition to supporting abolition, Douglass was the only African American to attend the first women's rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York in 1848.
On February 20, 1895 Frederick Douglass died. He had a massive heart attack.
In 1872 Frederick Douglass was nominated for Vice President of the United States as a member of the Equal Rights Party.