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  • n  United States abolitionist who escaped from slavery and became an influential writer and lecturer in the North (1817-1895)
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  • Frederick Douglass to be honored in Congress with statue
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers next week will honor Frederick Douglass, the early civil rights leader, orator and writer who escaped slavery in 1838, with a statue in the U.S. Capitol. A gift of the District of Columbia, the statue will be placed in Emancipation Hall of the Capitol Visitors Center on Wednesday, June 19. [...]
    June 13, 2013 - The Ticket via Yahoo! News
  • The Courage To Cross An Ocean, Explored In 'TransAtlantic'
    In 1845, Frederick Douglass sailed to Ireland on a speaking tour to raise money for the abolitionist cause back home. About 75 years later, two airmen, Jack Alcock and Teddy Brown, performed the first nonstop trans-Atlantic flight, flying 16 hours from Newfoundland to land in an Irish bog. And 79 years after that, George J.
    June 9, 2013 - KERA North Texas
  • Black Brigade gets baptism by fire
    After the Emancipation Proclamation, Frederick Douglass and other Abolitionists pressured the Lincoln administration to form black regiments. The 1st Mississippi Infantry, 9th Louisiana Infantry and 11th Louisiana Infantry of African Descent were composed of former slaves learning how to become Federal soldiers. On June 7, 1863, these former slaves received their baptism under fire, repulsing a ...
    June 9, 2013 - The Biloxi Sun Herald

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