Frederick Douglass Part 2
Updated: 12/19/2019
Frederick Douglass Part 2
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  • May 1st, 1845: Douglass publishes The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, He then leaves the country to avoid capture.
  • December 5th, 1846: Friends purchase Douglass's freedom, allowing him to return to the States. Upon his return he moves to Rochester, NY and founds the North Star.
  • July, 1848: Douglass speaks at Seneca Falls, thus beginning his long association with the women's rights movement.
  • April 12th, 1862: The Civil War begins and Douglass comes out as a major proponent for the Union cause
  • January 1st, 1863: Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all remaining slaves. Two of Douglass's sons join the first black regiment in the Union army
  • February 20th, 1895: Douglass dies of a heart attack in Washington, D.C.
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