He was born in Easton, Maryland in February, 1818
Born the son a white of man and a slave woman. His full name is Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey. As a boy, Frederick secretly taught himself how to read and write.
He escaped from slavery in September of 1838 at the age of 20. Frederick’s public-speaking skills impressed the members of the Anti- Slavery Society. Because of this, the society asked him to give regular lectures in 1841. Also, Douglass became one of the best- known speaker in the United States. He wrote several autobiographies, too.
Frederick Douglass spoke at a Forth of July celebration in 1852.
“The blessings in which you, this day, rejoice, are not enjoyed in common.... This Fourth of July is yours not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn.”
Frederick Douglass published his own pro-abolition newspaper, The North Star, in 1847. It was published until 1860.
Women’s Rights Frederick Douglass strongly believed in women’s rights. He participated in the first women’s rights convention at Seneca Falls in 1848. http://womenshistory.about.com/od/quotes/a/dougla ss.htm
Other Facts.. Frederick Douglass was a trusted advisor to Abraham Lincoln. Also, he was the first African- American citizen appointed office of high rank in the U.S government. He was appointed marshal and recorder of deeds of Washington, D.C. Frederick Douglass died on February 20, 1895, at the age of 27.
Questions! What was Frederick Douglass’s full birth name? What month did he escape slavery, and how old was he? Who was he a trusted advisor to? He was the attended the first _________ ________ _________. He was appointed marshal and recorder of what in Washington, D.C
Answers! Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey September, 20 years old Abraham Lincoln Women’s rights convention Recorder of deeds