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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division

Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Boston: Pub. at the Anti-slavery office, 1845)

Frederick Douglass

Born into slavery in Maryland, Frederick Douglass (ca. 1817-1895) disguised himself as a sailor and escaped to New York City. One of the country’s greatest orators, he is regarded by many as the century’s leading abolitionist spokesman. His autobiographies, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave and My Bondage and My Freedom are some of the best-known slave narratives.

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Image ID: 485463
Title: Frederick Douglass (1818-1895).
Location: Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Subjects: African American abolitionists
African American authors
African American men
African American orators
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Fugitive slaves

Keywords: Abolitionists
Douglass, Frederick
Fugitive Slaves - Maryland
Slave Narratives
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