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About Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman.
Born a slave, Douglass was discouraged to learn to read and write. In secret, he taught himself these skills, and later tried to teach other slaves. After a couple of failed escape attempts, Douglass finally made it to freedom in 1838. Once free, he became a highly influential public speaker, most often talking about abolitionist ideas. Frederick Douglass wrote three successful and famous autobiographical books. Each were influential in the cause to abolish slavery in the United States. Douglass also supported equality for women, Native Americans, and immigrants.
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Famous quotes by Frederick Douglass
A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.Frederick Douglass
A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.Frederick Douglass
America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.Frederick Douglass
At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.Frederick Douglass
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.Frederick Douglass
I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.Frederick Douglass
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.Frederick Douglass
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.Frederick Douglass
It is not light that we need, but fire it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.Frederick Douglass
One and God make a majority.Frederick Douglass
People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.Frederick Douglass
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.Frederick Douglass
Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work.Frederick Douglass
The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.Frederick Douglass
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.Frederick Douglass
We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future.Frederick Douglass
When men sow the wind it is rational to expect that they will reap the whirlwind.Frederick Douglass
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass' Popularity
Frederick Douglass was a famous American author and activist, who was born on February 1, 1818. As a person born on this date, Frederick Douglass is listed in our database as the 4th most popular celebrity for the day (February 1) and the 2nd most popular for the year (1818).
People born on February 1 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Frederick Douglass is the 79th most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Frederick Douglass' birthday, Frederick Douglass is the 777th most famous American.
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