Pheww. Pickin' all this all cotton is hard work. Oh, sorry pal, my name is Frederick Douglass. I'm a slave on this plantation. If there's one thing I hate, it's being a cotton pickin' slave.
Common' I'll show ya around. I came from Maryland, and my real name is Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey.
I believe that us slaves can be functioning and intelligent American citizens, if only these white people would give us a chance to prove ourselves.
One of these days I'm going to escape this place for good. I've already escaped twice but got caught. Next time though, I'll be out for good. I'm going all the way to New York, wit the help of my future wife, Anna Murray.
This is my time pal. I'm finally escaping. I'm dressed as a sailor, and I have my papers. I'm on my way to New York to meet David Ruggles, and marry the love of my life. I'm goin' to be a free man buddy.
Now, I am one of the most famous black abolitionist speakers and writers of the time. Including The North Star, Frederick Douglass Weekly, Frederick Douglass' Paper, Douglass' monthly, and the New National Era.