Who Was Frederick Douglass?

Who Was Frederick Douglass? Author April Jones Prince
ISBN-10 0448479117
ISBN-13 9780448479118
Year 2014-12-26
Pages 112
Language English
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
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Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818 Frederick Douglass was determined to gain freedom and once he realized that knowledge was power he secretly learned to read and write to give himself an advantage After escaping to the North in 1838 as a free man he gave powerful speeches about his experience as a slave He was so impressive that he became a friend of President Abraham Lincoln as well as one of the most famous abolitionists of the nineteenth century