"Without a struggle, there can be no progress."
Frederick Douglass' Life
Early in the course of American history, many people wanted to abolish slavery. Frederick Douglass was one of them. He was an author, a former slave, and an abolitionist. On account of Douglass being a slave he wrote several autobiographies talking about his experiences. His books caught people’s attention and he was then able to start giving speeches about stopping slavery. Although President Lincoln passed the Emancipation Proclamation, it did not end slavery. Douglass then contacted President Lincoln and influenced Lincoln to pass the 13th Amendment.