Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was born a slave in 1817, and escaped when he was 20 years old. He fled to New York and lived there for most of his life. He delivered speeches regularly, and he was remembered for his very powerful ones. He spoke about his life as a slave, and published an abolitionist newspaper called the North Star. He was an inspiration for slaves and abolitionists, and is still recognized for his greatness today.