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What was Frederick Douglass' role in the abolition movement?
Douglass wrote essays in abolition newspapers and was an influential speaker against slavery.
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Yes he was, until he escaped to the North.
He wrote many letters, speeches, etc., and spoke out frequently against slavery.
Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey Douglass (circa 1818-1895) was an abolitionist for the North and fought to free slaves, born in Talbot county, Maryland in February 18…18. Frederick was born into slavery, and suffered as a result of his efforts to improve himself and help other slaves. He escaped slavery in 1838 and in 1841 began speaking out against it. He also visited Ireland and England and met with abolitionists there. He met President Abraham Lincoln during the US Civil War, which ultimately freed the slaves of the South in 1865. In later life, he championed women's rights. He lived to be about 77 years old, and aided many movements against slavery and injustice. American history marks him as a man who took pride in his county and tried to help all who were disadvantaged. In 1838, he had changed his name to avoid recapture, adopting the last name of a benefactor, Nathan Johnson, in New Bedford, Massachusetts. According to Frederick's own narratives, it was Johnson who suggested he take the surname Douglass.
Frederick is a famous abolitionist. He was previously a slave, but obtained freedom later. He wrote a book on his personal accounts of slavery. He aided the union in the civil… war by recruiting colored men.
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Frederick Douglass was a former slave who became a leading abolitionist and lecturer on emancipation. Fredrick Douglas was a black slave who helped free the slaves….
The goal of the abolitionist movement was the immediate emancipation of all slaves and the end of racial discrimination and segregation. Advocating for immediate emancipation …distinguished abolitionists from more moderate anti-slavery advocates who argued for gradual emancipation, and from free-soil activists who sought to restrict slavery to existing areas and prevent its spread further west. Radical abolitionism was partly fueled by the religious fervor of the Second Great Awakening, which prompted many people to advocate for emancipation on religious grounds. Abolitionist ideas became increasingly prominent in Northern churches and politics beginning in the 1830s, which contributed to the regional animosity between North and South leading up to the Civil War.
His greatest/main accomplishment was to become the first black to receive a major U.S. government appointment,in 1877. an edit from yamile he was one of the greatest aboil…sh to slavery and got that done and he made a lot os speeches and made newspaper
the abolition mouvement mean no more slaves. the trade of slavery is end.
Because he showed how African Americans can do anything a white person can do and we have rights, we are people too and we can do something and become who we want to become!
He wanted to tell about his life and what he went though.
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It was a movement to end the slave trade and set slaves free.
She impressed many well-educated people even though she never learned to read or write. She was a confident speaker who stood up for what she believed in and her speeches are …still quoted to this day.
Frederick Douglass was an active reformer in some of the most important movements of the 19th Century. He was, first and foremost, an abolitionist leader. Later he became …active in the women's suffrage movement.