Federick Douglas
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  • Former slave
  • Leader in abolition movement
  • First black citizen hold high U.S. government rank
  • Escaped at age 20 from slavery
  • For 16 years edited an influential black newspaper (called North Star)
  • Achieved international fame
  • Levied a powerful indictment against slavery
  • Born February 1818
  • Died February 20, 1895 at age 77
  • Married to Anne Murray Douglass
  • In 1839-1844 four different kids were born

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