Frederick Douglass Posters & Art Prints
Born 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.
Known as the "The Sage of
Anacostia" or "The Lion of Anacostia", he is still revered for his contributions
against racial injustice. As one of the most eminent human-rights leaders in the
19th century and one of the people at the forefront of the abolitionist
movement, he was fond of the saying, "I would unite with anybody to do right and
with nobody to do wrong." Later in life, Frederick Douglass was one of the first
African Americans involved in the United States Government and served as an
adviser to President Abraham Lincoln and fought tirelessly for the adoption of
constitutional amendments that guaranteed voting rights and other civil
liberties for African Americans.
Frederick Douglass died
February 20, 1895 in Washington D.C.
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