Quotes by Frederick Douglass

About Frederick Douglass:

Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Even many Northerners at the time found it hard to believe that such a great orator had once been a slave.

Author Bio

  • NameFrederick Douglass
  • DescriptionAmerican social reformer, orator, writer and statesman
  • AliasesFrederick Augustus Washington Bailey
  • BornFebruary, 1818
  • DiedFebruary 20, 1895
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionJournalist; Diplomat; Writer; Autobiographer