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Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
BornFrederick Agustus Washington Bailey
14 Februar 1818(1818-02-14)
Talbot County, Maryland
Dee'd20 Februar 1895(1895-02-20) (aged 77)
Washington, D.C.
Cause o daith
heart attack
Ither namesFrederick Augustus Washington Bailey
Hauf-marrae(s)Anna Murray (m. 1838; d. 1882)
Helen Pitts (m. 1884)

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) wis an African-American in the 19t century. He wis born a slave in Maryland, but learnit tae read an escapit tae the North in the 1830s. He suin became an abolitionist (someone who wants tae end sclavery), an workit wi ither abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison. He wis the maist powerful speaker for abolitionism. Frederick an aa publishit his ain newspaper "North Star".

He wrote twa beuks, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an My Bondage and My Freedom. Douglass spent several years in England an Ireland. Durin the Civil War, Douglass wis the maist famous black man in the kintra, an met Abraham Lincoln. Efter the War, he servit as ambassador tae Haiti an an advocate for equal rights for African-Americans.