Frederick Douglass Facts

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Frederick Douglass

Introduction - Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass has been referred to as the father of the civil rights movement; a title he well deserves. This famous man in black history escaped from slavery to become a leader in the fight to abolish slavery and for racial equality in the United States. An eloquent writer and speaker he was extremely passionate and devoted to the fight for freedom. He advised several U.S. Presidents beginning with Abraham Lincoln who said Douglass was "the most meritorious (deserving of praise) man of the nineteenth century".

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On this page you will find a list of interesting facts about this famous Africa-American man including how he became famous and what causes he fought for. Whether you are kid writing a report for Black History Month or an adult interested in learning more about this famous African-American man we hope you find the below information useful.

Frederick Douglass Pre-Civil War Facts

Frederick Douglass Civil War and After Facts