Frederick Douglas Day – Birthday of Leader of the Abolitionist Movement

February 14, 2021

Frederick Douglass Day marks the birthday of Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey). He was an 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 counterexample to slaveholders’ arguments that slaves did not have the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens.

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