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Federick Douglass

Summary: Frederick Douglass did more to help slaves in the United States than any other person because he wrote several autobiographies, published The North Star, and gave eloquent speeches that were powerful weapons against slavery. At an antislavery convention at Nantucket, Massachusetts in 1841, he was asked to speak extemporaneously about his experiences as a slave
Frederick Douglass did more to help slaves in the United States that any other person. Frederick Douglass was born on February 1817 and died on February 1895. He was the son of a slave mother and a white father he never knew; he was taken from his mother at an early age and was sent to live with his grandparents until the age of 8. At the age of 8, Frederick's grandmother took him to the "Great House", where Frederick's owner, Captain Anthony, lived. At the "Great House" Frederick first became exposed to the degradations of slavery, witnessing firsthand brutal whippings and spending much time cold and hungry (PBS: Africans in America 5/18/05). He was then sent to Baltimore to live with Hugh Auld; there he learned to read and first heard about the abolition movement. Going to live at Baltimore laid the foundation, and opened the gateway to all his subsequent prosperity...

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