Frederick Douglass 1818-1895
Frederick Douglass was born Frederick
Augustus Washington Bailey.
Place of birth: Tuckahoe,
Frederick Douglass' father was a white
man, his mother an African American slave. Thus Douglass was born a
Douglass was fighting for human rights,
which included women's rights. He was one of the men who signed the
On July 5, 1852, Douglass delivered his speech What to the Slave
is the Fourth of July? at Rochester, New York, also known as
The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro Speech, or
The Hypocrisy of American Slavery Speech.
In 1867, Douglass promoted his
Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage.
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