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Douglass, Frederick
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(c. 1818, Talbot County, MD – Feb 20, 1895, Washington DC), African-American abolitionist (Slavery), was born Frederick Bailey of a slave mother and an unknown white father. After a childhood of cruel neglect, he was taken to Baltimore, where he learned to read and write. On Sep 2, 1838 he escaped from slavery, soon changed his name to Douglass, married, and settled in New Bedford (MA). He was hired by the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and traveled widely through the northern United States and eventuall…

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Noll, Mark A., “Douglass, Frederick”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_04998>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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