Frederick Douglass Summary

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Frederick Douglass Biography Summary Frederick Douglass was born into slavery sometime around 1818 in Talbot County, Maryland. His exact date of birth was never found. He became the most famous intellectuals of his time, he was advising president and lecturing about different causes including women’s rights. He was also writhing books about his experience during the civil war, his most famous book is Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. He died in February 20, 1895. Life in slavery Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born around 1818. Since he didn’t know his own birth day, so he choose to celebrate it on February 14. He lived with his grandma Betty Bailey. His mom was in his life for too long because she died when he was 10. …show more content…

Freedom Douglass tried to escape slavery two times before. His third times he was assisted by Anna Murray. She was black free women in Baltimore with whom Douglass had fallen in love with. On September 3, 1838, Douglass boarded a train to Havre de Grace, Maryland. Murray gave him her savings. Douglass arrived to New York in 24 hour and made his way to the safe house of abolitionist David Ruggles. Douglass met with Murray in New York. They got married on September 15, 1838, and they adopted the name Johnson to protect his identity. They settled in New Bedford which had a thriving black free community. There he adopted the name Douglass. He attended a church and regularly abolitionist meeting. He also regularly read William Lloyd Garrison journal the Liberator. Douglass decided to tell his story one day at a abolitionist meeting, after that he became a regular lecturer. After Garrison wrote him in the liberator, several days later he delivers his first speech at the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery society annual convention in Nantucket. While participating in an 1843 lecture tour through the Midwest, Douglass was chased and beaten by some hater before being rescued by a local Quaker family. Douglass wrote and published his first autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, in 1845. The book became the best seller in the

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