Frederick Douglass: Life In Slavery

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Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, orator, abolitionist, writer, and statesman. He was born in February of 1818 and died on February 20, 1895. He worked as a human rights activists and was the first African-American citizen to hold a high United States government rank. He worked to abolish slavery in the United states although the odds were against him. He was beaten for speaking about his views on slavery He was born into slavery in Maryland and escaped around the year 1838. He overcame his childhood as a slave and worked hard for what he believed in. Despite constant persecution for his race, he worked and became a very famous and successful speaker. He wrote several autobiographies that described his life in slavery
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