Frederick Douglass
Savannah G. and Sydnee J.

Background information-He was a former slave and first black to hold a high U.S government rank. He was born around 1818 in Talbot County, Maryland. He chose to celebrate his birthday on Feb. 14.His mom died when he was 10. His father was believed to be a plantation owner. Hugh Auld's wife Sophia taught him the alphabet around the age of 12, despite of the law to teach slaves. Through reading the newspaper Douglass began learning and supporting the opposition of slavery. Eventually Douglass fought back, in a scene rendered powerfully in his first autobiography.

www.biography.com/people/freddrick-douglass-927832...

Accomplishments-He made a antislavery newspaper called the North Star. He met president Lincoln. Works to aid the Union cause. He became a general of the Republic of Haiti.

www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/exhibits/douglass_timeli...

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2 years ago
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William Lloyd Garrison also became known for a anti-slavery newspaper he wrote.

2 years ago
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It was very interesting that his dad was a plantation owner.🌺

2 years ago
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didnt know his mom died when he was 10

2 years ago
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didnt know he learned through newspapers💀

2 years ago
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William Lloyd was also a newspaper man.

2 years ago
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our abolitionist was a news paper reporter too