Frederick Douglass

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress."

About Frederick Douglass

  • 1818-1895
  • After escaping slavery on September 3rd, 1838, Frederick Douglass became a writer and a public speaker about slavery.
  • Douglass spoke out about slavery and the rights of women.
  • Attended the Seneca Falls conference in 1848.
  • Made one of his most famous speeches on: July 4, 1852 in his adopted home town of Rochester, N.Y., Douglass took this opportunity to rage at the injustice of slavery