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The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

presents the papers of the 19th-century African-American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his own freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher. The first release of the Douglass Papers contains 2,000 items (16,000 images) that span the years 1841 to 1964 and relate to Douglass's life as an escaped slave, abolitionist, editor, orator, and public servant. (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

To understand Frederick Douglass, his struggles, and the times he lived in, one must read about his life in his own words. Douglass wrote three autobiographies: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave; My Bondage and My Freedom; and The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. Two are part of the American Memory online collections at the Library of Congress.
Newspaper clipping, about Frederick Douglass, '...the peerless and Inimitable Orator, who speaks at People's church next Thursday Evening.'

Frederick Douglass

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