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Frederick Douglass

One and God make a majority. — Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in or around 1818 in Talbot County, Maryland. Douglass himself was never sure of his exact birth date.

Frederick Douglass was a formerly enslaved man who became a prominent activist, author and public speaker. He became a leader in the abolitionist movement, which sought to end the practice of slavery, before and during the Civil War. After that conflict and the Emancipation Proclamation of 1862, he continued to push for equality and human rights until his death in 1895.

Douglass’ 1845 autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, described his time as an enslaved worker in Maryland. It was one of five autobiographies he penned, along with dozens of noteworthy speeches, despite receiving minimal formal education.

An advocate for women’s rights, and specifically the right of women to vote, Douglass’ legacy as an author and leader lives on. His work served as an inspiration to the civil rights movement of the 1960s and beyond.

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9 thoughts on “Frederick Douglass

    1. Good morning, Cindy, thank you for reading and taking time to comment. I thought the same thing when I read the quote for the first time a couple of days ago. Have a great day.


    1. Concur. I am learning so much more about these brave people lives instead of just hearing their names. Thank you for your comment and have a wonderful day.

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  1. I wonder what is wrong with this generation. People with little or no formal education were able to leave a legacy but our generation is different despite all the education we acquire. Michael Faraday also had minimal formal education and became a scientist, inventor, and preacher through self-development. May God help this generation!

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    1. My thoughts exactly. Our ancestors were scientists, doctors, inventors etc., during the most difficult times of their lives but this generation is off the chain. Brilliant minds wasted. For one thing, I think if we knew history like we should there would not be so much Black-on-Black crime–which I will soon blog about. Thanks, Chris, for your comments.


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