Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

By: Mildred D Taylor (Zach Carter's Flyer)

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was an African American abolitionist who lived during the nineteenth century and escaped from slavery and later risked losing his freedom by becoming a speaker, writer, and publisher against slavery.


Interesting Facts About Frederick Douglass

  • Frederick Douglass was considered the most important African American leader of the 19th century.
  • Frederick escaped slavery in when he was age 20.
  • He once said "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
  • Born: February 1817 (no known day)
  • Died: February 20th, 1895
  • He was the first black citizen to achieve high rank in the U.S. government.