Frederick Douglass (1817-1895)

Frederick Douglass was an African-American who escaped from slavery and wrote his story, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, which was daringly published in 1845, since he was a runaway slave and slavery was still legal. Douglass was an excellent orator, however it was his literary brilliance which thrust him into the forefront of the Abolition movement. He established the North Star, a newspaper he issued for seventeen years. Douglass was also United States minister to Haiti.

Date:
1870 circa 15 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
45.442
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2813px
Width:
1983px
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