Historical Figure Facebook Project
by Markeem Green
Computer Science Class 4
Crossroads@Meade (Philadelphia, PA)
Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, c. February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves did not have the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Many Northerners also found it hard to believe that such a great orator had been a slave. Lastly, I chose Frederick Douglass because he is a very important African-American historical figure from long ago, he help out in slavery just as much.