Frederick Douglass

"I prefer to be true to myself, rather than to be false"

The Early Life of Frederick Douglass

He was born in Maryland around 1818. He lived with his maternal grandmother. Douglass was selected to live in the home of plantation workers. Douglass learned the alphabet and taught other slaves. (

He Was Once a Slave and Escaped

Frederick Douglass was against slavery because he went through slavery when he was a little kid. He had to live without his parents. He had to teach himself how to read. (

Life After Slavery

Becoming Famous

Escaping Slavery and Becoming an Abolitionist

Douglass spoke his first speech. He wrote books.


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