Frederick Douglass was born in 1818 in Talbot County in Maryland (Douglass, “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition” n.p.). He was a former slave and an eminent human rights leader in the abolition movement. He taught people about many different causes such as Irish home rule and women’s rights. Douglass wrote many autobiographies about his life in slavery and after the Civil War. He died in 1895.
Douglas’ Life as a Slave
Douglas was born into slavery. He lived with Betty Bailey, who was his maternal grandmother. At the age of 10 years, his mother died. In Continue reading...