Frederick Douglass, a former slave and eminent human rights leader in the abolition movement, was the first black citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank.
EV: One of thee Greatest advocates famous for fighting for emancipation.
"The Soul that is within me NO man can degrade!
At the age of twelve,-1832 Douglass had been sent to serve in Baltimore for the Hugh Family - Lucretia Auld was the first to teach him the alphabet, all though she was breaking the law by doing such, Douglass became aware of the power of a good education & began teaching himself to read an write secretly hoping to one day escape to Freedom.
W1-He himself was a slave an turned out to be one of the smartest, surprising most white men.
They believed that blacks/slaves couldn't make it in the community or process.
W2--He had written several auto biographies about all his experiences as a slave bringing his narrative of the life to become a best seller
W3---He remained a very active campaigner against slavery and finished his last auto biography and constantly kept active in supporting woman's suffrage.