Frederick Douglass: Abolitionist Leader

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Former abolitionist leader, writer and orator, Frederick Douglass was born into slavery around 1818 in Talbot County, Maryland. Frederick learned to how to read at a young age and was a very smart boy growing up. It was obvious to him that being a slave was not his purpose in life. Douglass escaped from slavery when he was 20 years old and became an anti-slavery activist. As a reformer Douglass did many things to get the rights he believed African Americans needed. Things such as his abolitionist activities in the early 1840s, attacking Jim Crow, and attacking lynching in the 1890s are just a few things he did as a reformer. As a speaker, he included he expressed his opinions on slavery and racism frequently. These speeches provided an indomitable
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