Frederick Douglass

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Black Abolitionist

Born Frederick Agustus Washington Bailey in Maryland, Frederick changed his name in an effort to elude his former slave owner. He escaped from his slave owner in 1828 and settled in Massachusetts. There he joined the American Anti-Slavery Society and became one of its greatest spokesmen for human rights, including women's rights.

In 1845, Douglass wrote his first book, "Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave." Fear that the widely published book would prompt his former slave owner to seek him out, he was encouraged to sail to Ireland. Upon returning as a free man, he became an advisor to President Lincoln. He also wrote other books and published a newspaper, "The North Star."

Frederick Douglass, a great Black American.