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 also an excellent orator, but it was his literary brilliance that 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.

1870 circa 5 years
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