By;Maura Ballagh and Jenna Eastman
Background Info: He was a former slave who was illegally taught how to read and write at age 12, by his slave owners wife. He eventually started reading newspaper political articles, which gave him his inspiration to be a human rights activists. He then began teaching other slaves to read and write. He tried to escape slavery twice before he succeed, and stayed with an abolitionist who took him to abolitionist meetings where he was asked to share his story.
Accomplishments: Wrote an autobiography about his runaway slave life that became a US bestseller, and wrote many abolitionist newspapers, one of the more well know ones is the North Star. Became a lecturer for an Anti-Slave Society, aided slaves in the Underground Railroad, and finally he worked to help Union causes and met with Lincoln to talk about African-American soldiers rights.
Bibliography; http://media.masslive.com/living_impact/photo/11193662-large.jpg, http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/exhibits/douglass_exhibit/douglass_timeline.html, http://www.biography.com/people/frederick-douglass-9278324