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Frederick Douglass
  • Name: Frederick Douglass
  • Died: 02/20/1895
  • Born: circa February 1817 and, allegedly, Anthony Aaron

Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey; c.?February 1817– February 20, 1895) was an 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 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.

Birth Name: Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey

Alias: Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey

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