Frederick Douglass

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Before the US Civil War, Frederick Douglass (c.1818-1895) was a prominent member of the abolitionist movement of the North. An escaped slave, he conferred with President Abraham Lincoln and others about the future of emancipated slaves in the South. He also championed women's right, and in 1872 was the first African-American nominee for Vice President, in the Equal Rights Party under female presidential nominee Victoria Woodhull.