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||Frederick (Bailey) Douglass was a part of the Abolitionist Movement.|
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Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey) was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. He was born in to slavery but escaped to become a leader in the abolitionist movement. Douglass' best-known work is his first autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, published in 1845.
Fred Bailey boarded a train in Baltimore in 1838, escaped north to freedom dressed in a sailor’s uniform stitched by his fiancée, a free woman, Anna Murray. His escape route on the underground railroad would take him to New York, Newport, Rhode Island and finally to New Bedford, MA where he received the help of Nathan and Polly Johnson, well known African American abolitionists. It is in New Bedford that Douglass changed his name, with his bride Anna began their life together, and raised their young family. He rose quickly to prominence as a favorite abolitionist and anti-slavery speaker, traveling throughout the country and world to shed light on the horrors of America’s “peculiar institution.” He was a powerful orator and influential political figure, using his personal experience to give a human face to the sufferings of slavery. 
He was also a prominent member of Metropolitan AME church in the District.
According to the National Geographic Vol. 166, No.1 July 1984 Besides, being "A fugitive slave, Douglass became a skilled Abolitionist speaker, ..... His print shop in Rochester, New York, was a depot on the underground."
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On 10 Apr 2018 at 00:22 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:
His book source:
Douglass, Frederick, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas: An American Slave, Signet classics, Published by Penguin Group, 375 Hudson street, New York, New York, 10014. 1997
On 16 Sep 2017 at 17:49 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:
Meltzer, Brad, Heroes for my son, pgs 94-95 Harper Collins Publishing
On 1 Mar 2015 at 10:46 GMT Isara (Chellis) Argent wrote:
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