Frederick Douglas's Life In The 19th Century

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Frederick Douglass ( Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey ) was born February 1818 in Talbot County, Maryland. Died February 20, 1895 at the age of 77 in Washington, D.C. Douglass occupation 's were Abolitionist, Suffragist, Author, Editor, Diplomat. Frederick lived in the nineteenth century. Douglass was married to two women named Anna Murray-Douglass in 1838 but she died in 1882 so he married Helen Pitts in 1884.Douglass had escaped from slavery, and became a leader of the abolitionist movement. He was interested in antislavery writings. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders ' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Douglass wrote many autobiographies. In one of …show more content…

Douglass and Helen marriage provoked a storm of controversy, since Helen was both white and nearly 20 years younger than Douglass. Her family stopped speaking to her; his children considered the marriage a repudiation of their mother. Douglass says that his first marriage had been to someone the color of his mother, and his second to someone the color of his father.Frederick Douglass was an incredibly talented writer and orator who escaped slavery and brought the issue of slavery to the attention of people in the 1840s, 50s, and 60s. He became and advisor and diplomat to people like Abraham Lincoln. His work greatly educated the public about slavery and helped move the abolitionist movement forward. His famous works are "The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" and "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Written by Himself." By publishing these works and speaking to the public, he showed everyone that black people were intelligent and talented people too, and deserved freedom.His main causes were to free the slaves and end it. Let the black people have

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