Frederick Douglass- Orator, Author, and Politician (1818 – 1895)

Frederick Douglass- Orator, Author, and Politician (1818 – 1895)

Overview

Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, orator, writer and stateman, Born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, he was taught to read by the wife of a slave-owner. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, known for his dazzling oratory and incisive anti-slavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders’ arguments that slaves did not have the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. He was a best-selling author, a vice presidential candidate, and a staunch abolitionist who possessed many progressive ideas

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