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1818, Feb1895, Feb 20
an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement from 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.
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09/03/1838-Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery disguised as a sailor
12/03/1847-Frederick Douglass publishes first issue of his newspaper North Star
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