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Frederick Douglass - Abolitionist, Orator, Writer, and Statesman (1818 - 1895)

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Frederick Douglass

Noted Orator and Abolitionist, Frederick Douglass served on the Board of Trustees of Howard University from 1871 to 1895.

Other Noted Facts:

  • Douglass published his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassan American Slave in 1845.

  • Douglass also founded “The North Star,” an abolitionist newspaper.

  • Douglass was an outspoken supporter of women's rights. He attended the first women's rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York in 1848.

  • Douglass was the first African American nominated for vice president of the United States on the Equal Rights Party ticket in 1872.

  • Douglass first biography was published by noted historian Benjamin Quarles in 1948 titled Frederick Douglass 

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