Frederick Douglass by the Biography Channel

Mini biography of Frederick Douglass by the Biography Channel more

Frederick Douglass by the History Channel

This video by History Channel explains how Frederick Douglass, a fugitive slave, became one of the most respected abolitionist and civil rights leader.   more

Later Years and Death

Cedar Hill Frederick Douglass lived the  of his life in his  in Anacostia, Washington D.C. He purchased the house in 1877 and paid $6,700 to the Freedmen’s Savings and Trust Company, he and his family moved in the fall of 1878. Cedar Hill is now part of the Frederick Douglass National Historical Site and it […] more

My Bondage and My Freedom

“Believing that one of the best means of emancipating the slaves of the south is to improve and elevate the character of the free colored people of the north, I shall labor in the future, as I have labored in the past, to promote the moral, social, religious, and intellectual elevation of the free colored […] more

Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

“No man can be truly free whose liberty is dependent upon the thought, feeling and action of others, and who has himself no means in his own hands for guarding, protecting, defending and maintaining that liberty”. Free e- book Life and Times of Frederick Douglass Written by himself Hartford, Connecticut: Park Publishing, Co. 1881. Life […] more

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

“Going to Baltimore laid the foundation, and opened the gateway to all my subsequent prosperity” Click here for free e-book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Written by himself Boston: Antislavery Office, 1845. Frederick Douglass wrote his first autobiography as a means to prove that he was who he claimed he […] more

“Self-Made Men”

Speech by Frederick Douglass written in 1872.   The subject announced for this evening’s entertainment is not new. Man in one form or another, has been a frequent and fruitful subject for the press, the pulpit and the platform. This subject has come up for consideration under a variety of attractive titles, such as “Great […] more

The Reconstruction Years and Civil Rights

“The Civil War was not a mere strife for territory and dominion, but a contest of civilization against barbarism” The reconstruction years cover the period immediately after the end of the Civil War in 1865 until 1877. The south lost the war and its social structure based on the slave system. Its people, white and […] more

Frederick Douglass, A Free Man

As a slave in Baltimore, Frederick Douglass worked as a ship caulker. It was suggested to him by David Ruggles that the best place for him to settle would be New Bedford, Massachusetts as it had a flourishing ship building industry. In New Bedford they were received by Nathan Johnson and his wife. The couple […] more

From Slavery to Freedom

“Give him a bad master and he aspires to a good master; give him a good master, and he wishes to become his own master” Baltimore After Douglass’ first failed attempt to escape he was sent to Baltimore to live with Hugh Auld, brother of Thomas Auld. His master never found prove that he intended […] more

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