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Frederick Douglass Collection

Frederick Douglass Collection

In 1818, Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, better known as Frederick Douglass was born. Frederick Douglass was one of the most prominent figures in United States and African American history. He was a brilliant orator, abolitionist, editor, reformer, lecturer, statesman, women's suffragist and more. He was a firm believer in equality regardless of race. He believed in civil rights for all people whether black, female, Native American or recent immigrant.