Frederick Douglass

''Once you read you will be forever free"

Who is he?

a former slave and human rights leader in the abolition movement, was the first black citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank.

He didnt know who his father was at all.


Why is he against slavery

Because Frederick Douglass was a former slave and he learned and got an education


publishes his second autobiography. Helps
runaway slaves to find freedom.
Attends first Women's Rights Convention at New York.

escapes to freedom in the
North. Marries Anna Murray, a free Baltimore woman.


Early Life of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass is born as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, a slave at Holme Hill Farm, Talbot County, Maryland.

Douglass only saw his mother rarely and for only a few hours each time. He also didnt know his white father.


Frederick Douglass - From Slave to Abolitionist


“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.”

“Without a struggle, there can be no progress.”

“Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work.”

“A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.”



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