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Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass

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A former slave, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) become one of the foremost abolitionists of his time. Known for his powerful speeches and finely-crafted writing, Douglass championed the anti-slavery movement (photographed c. 1879).

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