Frederick DouglassOne of the foremost leaders of the abolitionist movementMovement to abolish/end slavery in the United States that increasingly gained support in the 1830s, 40s, and 50s., which fought to end slavery within the United States in the decades prior to the Civil War. A brilliant speaker, Douglass was asked by the American Anti-Slavery Society to engage in a tour of lectures, and so became recognized as one of America's first great black speakers. He won world fame when his autobiography was publicized in 1845. Two years later he began publishing an antislavery paper called the North Star. was born into slavery in Maryland. At around age 20, he boarded a train dressed as a sailor and carrying borrowed papers. He eventually arrives in New York City and begins his career as a social reformer.
Frederick Douglass Escapes (1838)
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