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February 1, 2014

Black History Month: A Little About Frederick Douglass

Lets Start Black History Month Day 2 with Frederick Douglass:

A Few Historical Facts About Frederick Douglass

 

1. Frederick Douglass was born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey in 1818.

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2. He chose his name from a character in Sir Walter Scott’s The Lady of the Lake.

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3. Although Douglass was born a slave, he escaped in 1838. He eventually settled with his wife in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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4. Douglass published his autobiography,Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass,an American Slave in 1845.

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5. He was  a strong supporter of the woman’s rights movement. Douglass attended the famous Seneca Falls conference in 1848.

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6. Douglass also founded the Abolitionist Newspaper“The North Star” ..

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7. Douglass consulted with President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and helped influence the Emancipation Proclamation. After President Lincoln’s death, Mrs. Lincoln sent Douglass her late husband’s walking stick.

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8. In 1872 Douglass was nominated for Vice President of the United States as a member of the Equal Rights Party.

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9.  Douglass died in 1895 in Washington, DC.

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