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Frederick Douglass

(1818—1895)


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(c. 1817–95)

US Black abolitionist. Born in slavery in Maryland, he made his escape to the free states in 1838. In 1841 he became an agent for the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and a prominent advocate of abolition. An adviser of Lincoln during the American Civil War, he remained throughout his life an advocate of full civil rights for all.


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