Frederick DOUGLASS (a narration)

Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey; February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. In his time, he was described by abolitionists as a living counter-example to slaveholders’ arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Northerners at the time found it hard to believe that such a great orator had once been a slave.

Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass portrait.jpg

Douglass, c. 1874

Born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey
c. February 1818[1]
Talbot County, Maryland, U.S.
Died February 20, 1895 (aged 77)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Cause of death Massive heart attack or stroke

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