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A Look In The Mirror - Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895) Abolitionist



Frederick Douglass was an African-American abolitionist and writer who became known for his work in the 19th-century. He was born in Maryland and escaped from slavery in 1838. He later became a prominent statesman and an advocate for women.


Throughout his early life, Frederick Douglass suffered from the brutality and cruelty of slavery. He had been separated from his mother when he was a child, and he was also abused by his slave owners. He eventually managed to escape from his life in the South and lived in New Bedford, MA, where he became a part of the abolitionist movement.

Throughout his life, Douglass was able to speak out for equality and justice. His powerful and eloquent speeches made him a prominent figure in his time, and he also wrote several books.


His work and speeches helped to inspire and motivate other people.

Apart from his work on the abolition of slavery, Frederick Douglass was also a passionate advocate for women's suffrage and equality. He was a collaborator of Elizabeth Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, and he frequently spoke out for these rights at gatherings and events. In later years, Douglass became a prominent diplomat and statesman.


Frederick Douglass is regarded as one of the most significant individuals in the history of the United States. His passionate work for equality and justice has made him a prominent figure.

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