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The Life, Times And Legacy Of Frederick Douglass, American Author, Orator, Abolitionist, Social Activist, Escaped Slave And U.S. Ambassador To Haiti (d. 1818 [?] - 1895), Who Became A National Leader Of The Abolition Movement, Noted For His Dazzling Oratory And Incisive Antislavery Writings, Who In His Time Was Described As A Living Counter-example To All The Stereotypical Arguments In Support Of Slavery; Who Was Also Actively Supported The Equality Of All Peoples Regardless Of Race, Sex Or Ethnicity, Who Famously Said "I Would Unite With Anybody To Do Right And With Nobody To Do Wrong", Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color, 1993, 49 Minutes.) #FrederickDouglass #Authors #Orators #Abolitionists #SocialActivists #Activists #GreatMen #Slaves #EscapedSlaves #Slavery #SlaveryInTheUS #AmericanCivilWar #WarBetweenTheStates #AfricanAmericans #AfricanAmericanCivilRights #CivilRightsMovement #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Frederick Douglass, African-American escaped slave, abolitionist, activist, social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman (February 14, 1818 (Observed; Presumed Date) - February 20, 1895) was born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey into slavery on a plantation between Hillsboro and Cordova, Maryland, on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Talbot County; his birthplace was likely his grandmother's cabin east of Tappers Corner, and west of Tuckahoe Creek. In his first autobiography, Douglass stated: "I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it." However, based on the extant records of Douglass's former owner, Aaron Anthony, historian Dickson J. Preston determined that Douglass was born in February 1818. Though the exact date of his birth is unknown, he later chose to celebrate February 14, Valentine's Day, as his birthday, remembering that his mother called him her "Little Valentine". After escaping from slavery in Maryland on February 3, 1838, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. In his time, he was described by abolitionists as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Northerners at the time found it hard to believe that such a great orator had once been a slave. Douglass also actively supported women's suffrage, and held several public offices. Without his approval, Douglass became the first African American nominated for Vice President of the United States as the running mate and Vice Presidential nominee of Victoria Woodhull, on the Equal Rights Party ticket. Douglass was a firm believer in the equality of all peoples, whether black, female, Native American, or recent immigrant. He was also a believer in dialogue and in making alliances across racial and ideological divides, and in the liberal values of the U.S. Constitution. When radical abolitionists, under the motto "No Union With Slaveholders", criticized Douglass' willingness to dialogue with slave owners, he famously replied: "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.". On February 20, 1895, Douglass attended a meeting of the National Council of Women in Washington, D.C. During that meeting, he was brought to the platform and received a standing ovation. Shortly after he returned home, Douglass died of a massive heart attack. He was 77. His funeral was held at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church. Thousands of people passed by his coffin to show their respect. Although Douglass had attended several churches in the nation's capital, he had a pew here and had donated two standing candelabras when this church had moved to a new building in 1886. He also gave many lectures there, including his last major speech, "The Lesson of the Hour." Douglass' coffin was transported to Rochester, New York, where he had lived for 25 years, longer than anywhere else in his life. He was buried next to Anna in the Douglass family plot of Mount Hope Cemetery. Helen was also buried there in 1903. #FrederickDouglass #Abolitionists #Activists #SocialActivists #SocialReformers #Orators #Writers #Authors #Statesmen #AfricanAmericans #BlackPeople #Slaves #ExSlaves #Slavery #SlaveryInTheUS #AmericanCivilWar #WarBetweenTheStates #AfricanAmericanCivilRights #CivilRightsMovement #AfricanAmericanCivilRights #CivilRightsMovement #WomensSuffrage #Orators #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive