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Abolitionist, Fredrick Douglass

Frederick Douglass, American abolitionist, writer, orator and statesman. He escaped slavery at 20 years old, and adopted the surname Douglass from the hero in Sir Walter Scott's "The Lady of the Lake".

What to the American Slave is Your 4th of July?  Please click on the picture of Mr. Douglas

The well known abolitionist, Frederick Douglas burned a copy of the Declaration of Independence after delivering a speech titled, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" Visit site for full speech!

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1848 portrait of a young Frederick Douglass, former slave turned author and activist/abolitionist - He became was the first black man to be received at the White House by President Abraham Lincoln. (Photo by Fotosearch/Getty Images)

ca. 1855, [Portrait of Passmore Williamson in Moyamensing Prison, Philadelphia, PA. Abolishionist, imprisoned for assisting runaway slave. Visited by Frederick Douglas. Jail door in background.]

Portrait of Passmore Williamson in Moyamensing Prison, Philadelphia, PA. Abolishionist, imprisoned for assisting runaway slave. Visited by Frederick Douglas. Jail door in background.

Frederick Douglass was one of the few men present at the pioneer woman’s rights convention held at Seneca Falls, New York, in July 1848.

Frederick Douglass was one of the few men present at the pioneer woman& rights convention held at Seneca Falls, New York, in July

Abolitionist Theodore Dwight Weld (1803 - 1895) sits for a portrait with his Granddaughter - at Pelham’s Studio, 44 Boylston Street in Boston - late 1800s

Abolitionist Theodore Dwight Weld - sits for a portrait with his Granddaughter - at Pelham’s Studio, 44 Boylston Street in Boston - late Victoria's Rusty Knickers PUBLIC DOMAIN

Things you didn't know about Frederick Douglass: •  Douglass worked with both Republicans and Democrats on behalf of black voting rights •  He saw a kinship in Haiti's history as a former slave colony and that of blacks in America •  He was an outspoken supporter of the women's suffrage movement •  His statue is the first to represent Washingon D.C.

Frederick Douglass: 5 things you didn't know - CNNPolitics

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John Brown abolitionist who advocated armed rebellion by slaves. He slaughtered pro-slavery settlers in Kansas and in 1859 was hanged by Virginia for leading an unsuccessful slave insurrection at Harpers Ferry.

Frederick Douglass  "Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe."--excerpt from the address "The Nation's Problem"

7 Sensational Frederick Douglass Quotes

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.

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