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Frederick Douglass


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Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, c. February 1818 – February 20, 1895) 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. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves did not ... more »

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  • Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neit...
    Frederick Douglass (c.1817-1895), U.S. abolitionist. Speech, April 1886, Washington, DC. The Frederick Douglass Papers, ed. John W. Blassingame (1982)...
  • Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neit...
    Frederick Douglass (c. 1817-1895), U.S. abolitionist. Speech, April 1886, Washington, D.C.. On the 24th anniversary of emancipation in the Distric...
  • What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July? I answer: A day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To h...
    Frederick Douglass (c.1817-1895), U.S. abolitionist. Speech, July 5, 1852, Rochester, NY. "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" The Frederick Dou...
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