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Frederick Douglas And The Abolitionist Movement

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The abolitionist movement was a time(1830’s) where there was a strong effort to end slavery in a nation that had valued personal freedom and belief. It started around a saying - “all men are created equal” which was a line that was stated in the Declaration of Independance. In the movement, there were abolitionists, people who favored the thought of eliminating slavery. There were some abolitionists like Frederick Douglas who used the option of nonviolent action, or some like John Brown, who decided to use nonviolent actions.Frederick Douglas was a prominent American abolitionist, author and orator. Born a slave, Douglass escaped at age 20 and went on to become a anti-slavery activist. After Douglass escaped, he wanted to promote freedom for
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