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  • Frederick Douglass was born into slavery sometime around 1818 in Talbot County, Maryland
  • After escaping slavery, Frederick became one of the most famous intellectuals of his time, advising presidents and lecturing to thousands
  • Frederick  was eventually asked to tell his story at abolitionist meetings, and he became a regular anti-slavery lecturer. 
  • We have to shed light on this situation.
  • Founder of The Liberator, William Lloyd Garrison, was impressed with Douglass’ strength and rhetorical skill, and wrote of him in his newspaper. 
  • Several days after the story ran, Douglass delivered his first speech at the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society's annual convention in Nantucket. 
  • While participating in an 1843 lecture tour through the Midwest, Douglass was chased and beaten by an angry mob before being rescued by a local Quaker family.
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