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Transcript of Frederick Douglass
Birth date: Circa 1818
Died: February 20, 1895
Occupation: Abolitionist, author, editor, diplomat
Spouse(s): Anna Murray (c.1839)
Helen Pitts (1884)
Children: 5 Source: wikipedia.org * Born in slavery
*Failed attempts to escape.
*On September 3, 1838, Douglass successfully escaped by boarding a train to Havre de Grace, Maryland being New York his final destination. The whole journey took less than 24 hours.
* It was during his trip to Europe that Douglass became officially free, when his freedom was purchased from his owner by British supporters. Self-education = Key to success
Hugh Auld's wife Sophia started teaching
him the alphabet
"Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass"
opens the doors of the intellectual world to
Douglass with translations in French and
Dutch. Inmediate Bestseller
Key role in emancipation and minorities
Rights Fourth of July Speech His Works Writings
* A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845)
* "The Heroic Slave." Autographs for Freedom. Ed. Julia Griffiths, Boston: Jewett and Company, 1853. pp. 174-239.
* My Bondage and My Freedom (1855)
* Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881, revised 1892)
* Douglass also was editor of the abolitionist newspaper The North Star from 1847 to 1851. He merged The North Star with another paper to create the Frederick Douglass' Paper.
* "The Church and Prejudice"
* Self-Made Men Lincoln and Douglass * He made plans with Lincoln to move the liberated slaves out of the South.
* Douglass helped the Union by serving as a recruiter for the 54th Massachusetts Regiment.
* Douglass spoke frankly about Lincoln in a tribute to the decease president.
* Lincoln's walking stick still rests in Douglass' house known as Cedar Hill. It is a testimony both to the tribute and to the effect of Douglass' powerful oratory.