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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass Photograph
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Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery in 1838 and went on to become a renowned social reformer, abolitionist, and orator. He also wrote several books, including Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (1845), probably the most famous of the 19th-century slave narratives.