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#FrederickDouglass A+ For The Amazing Accuracy!

#FrederickDouglass A+ For The Amazing Accuracy!

#Reposted From @wondermocosplay

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Black History Month Project by @blerdover Frederick Douglass cosplay by @uptownbill007photo by @rbtheactor “The life of a nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous”- Frederick Douglass (1818- 1895)

Born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey. He learned to read and write from the wife of a slaveholder.
He avidly read newspapers , literature, and political writing. Douglass shared his knowledge with other slaves. Several slaveowners found out and stopped the meetings. (Biography . com)

Douglass married a free black woman in 1838, Anna Murray. She helped him escape from slavery.

Douglass created the North Star newspaper and became well known for his anti-slavery speeches.
Douglass faced backlash during his lectures. He was beaten by an angry mob in 1843 but he was rescued by a Quaker family ( biography . com)
In addition to the North Star, Douglass also produced abolitionist papers such as Frederick Douglass Weekly and New National Era. (Biography. Com)

Douglass would go on to write best selling books including his autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. (Biography. com)
Douglass was invited to speak at the Seneca Falls convention where he argued that as a Black man, women also deserved to claim the right to vote. (Biography . com)
Slavery was outlawed by the ratified 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Douglass would become the first African American to be nominated for Vice President of the United States for the Equal Rights ticket (with Victoria Woodhull) in 1872. (Biography . com) We honor you Frederick Douglass! ✊🏽✊🏽👏🏾👏🏾

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