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  1. Frederick Douglass By: Deonte’ Moody Originally: Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey

  2. Frederick Douglass • Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born into slavery February 1818 in Tuckahoe, Maryland. • Frederick was a run away slave • He was a Civil Rights Activist

  3. Fredrick Augustus Washington Bailey • At age 8, he was sent to Baltimore to work for one of his master’s relative. There, helped by the wife of his new master, he began to educate himself. • He later worked in a shipyard, where he caulked ships. • In 1838 he fled from his master and went to New Bedford, Massachusetts. • To avoid capture, he dropped his two middle names and changed his name to Douglass.

  4. Douglass Accomplishments • In 1841 Massachusetts Antislavery Society hired him to lecture about his experiences as a slave. • In 1845 Douglass published his autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. He feared that his identity would be revealed as a runaway slave he went to England. • In 1847 he returned back to US and founded an antislavery newspaper. • In 1855 he wrote My Bondage and My Freedom

  5. Douglass as a Civil Rights Activist • Douglass home was station on the Underground Railroad System that helped runaway slaves reach freedom. • He help recruit African Americans for the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861 – 1865) • He was the first African American nominated for vice president of the U.S. 1872 • He served as recorder of deeds in District Columbia (1881 – 1886) • He also served as U.S. minister to Haiti (1889- 1891)

  6. Questions about Frederick Douglass

  7. Douglass got a job as a caulker. Why did the other men refuse to work with him?

  8. The other workers refused to work with Douglass because he was black.

  9. Why did Frederick Douglass change his name?

  10. To avoid capture by his master.

  11. Frederick Douglass died February 20, 1895 in Washington, D.C.

  12. I hope you enjoyed my presentation on Frederick Douglass.