Who Was Frederick Douglas Admirable?

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Frederick Douglass was born as a slave on a plantation in Maryland. When he was just Seven his mother died in his arms. Fourteen years later he escaped slavery, with the help of his friends’ free papers. Imagine yourself at just twenty-one on the train when you could get caught at any moment. As he once said that when you are fighting for something, “ Agitate! Agitate! Agitate!” He agitated in his political career at the end of his life when he was a vice presidential candidate. In between the beginning in the end he did a whole lot more. Douglass was born in Talbot County, Maryland, in 1818. He died on February 20, 1895. He was an author, orator, and human rights activist. The important events in his life where in 1838 when he escaped slavery, in 1847 when he published the Rochester newspaper in New York. In 1861 he met with Abraham Lincoln to discuss war strategy. In 1881 he became the federal Marshall of Washington D.C. In 1889 he became the ambassador to Haiti. In 1891 he resigned and moves back to New York to support human rights in Seneca Falls, New York. …show more content…

He didn’t only fight for African American right he also fought for Women’s rights. You can see the statue of him in Seneca Falls, New York, where the first women's rights convention was held. African Americans respected him because he experienced slavery at first hand. He is one of the founders of the American dream which is what created hope in slaves. He was able to escape using someone's free papers while he used clever techniques to let him escape. If it weren’t for Frederick Douglass and other abolitionists people would still be in

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