Day 1: Frederick Douglass #BlackHistoryMonth

20140201-081443.jpg Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, c. February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders’ arguments that slaves did not have the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Douglass wrote several autobiographies, eloquently describing his experiences in slavery the first being in his 1845 autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, he was only 10 years removed from slavery when he wrote this book, but when you have God in your life all things are possible.

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