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Who wrote The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass?

Frederick Douglass

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Herein, when Was The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass published?


One may also ask, what did Frederick Douglass invent? Frederick Douglass has been called the father of the civil rights movement. He rose through determination, brilliance, and eloquence to shape the American nation. He was an abolitionist, human rights and women's rights activist, orator, author, journalist, publisher, and social reformer.

Simply so, why did Frederick Douglass write his narrative?

He wrote his Narrative both to "prove" his identity, and to bring his eloquent indictment of slavery to a wider audience. It was probably the best-selling of all the fugitive slave narratives: 5000 copies were sold within four months of its first printing, and 6 new editions were published between 1845 and 1849.

Why do we celebrate Frederick Douglass?

A year of celebration for Frederick Douglass' 200th birthday. As an enslaved child in early-1800s Baltimore, Frederick Douglass so believed that an education was key to his future that he would often trade his dinner of bread to hungry white street kids in exchange for reading lessons.

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