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A portrait of Frederick Douglass, one of the nineteenth century's most famous African-Americans. He was born into slavery in Maryland as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey. His mother was a slave and it was suspected his father was his master. The master's wife taught Frederick how to read and write, an uncommon practice for slaves. Frederick escaped and changed his name to Frederick Douglass. He became an ardent abolitionist and was a highly sought-after lecturer. He moved to Rochester in 1847 and published The North Star (later renamed Frederick Douglass' Paper), an African-American anti-slavery newspaper. In addition to his paper he wrote his biography, was involved in the Underground Railroad, was a political advisor and diplomat and became U.S. Marshall. Although he moved to Washington D.C. in 1872, he was buried in Rochester after his death in 1895.
Item is part of Rochester Public Library's Many Roads to Freedom: Abolitionism and the Civil War in Rochester project. Source: Authentic history of the Douglass monument, by Thompson, John W., Rochester Herald Press, 1903, opp. p. 16., 1885-1895?
Source: Rochester Public Library Local History Division picture file
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
African Americans New York (State) Rochester
Thompson, John W.. An authentic history of the Douglass monument; biographical facts and incidents in the life of Frederick Douglass.
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