Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
By: Mildred D Taylor (Zach Carter's Flyer)
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.