Who Was Frederick Douglas
WHO WAS FREDERICK DOUGLAS?
- Paperback:112 pages
- Age Range:8 - 12 years
- Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap; Dgs edition (13 Jun. 2016)
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 0.7 x 19.4 cm
Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass was determined to gain freedom--and once he realized that knowledge was power,
he secretly learned to read and write to give himself an advantage. After escaping to the North in 1838, as a free man, he gave powerful speeches
about his experience as a slave. He was so impressive that he became a friend of President Abraham Lincoln, as well as one of the mos
t famous abolitionists of the nineteenth century.