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Frederick Douglass

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Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.

— Frederick Douglass


It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

— Frederick Douglass

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I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.

— Frederick Douglass

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Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.

— Frederick Douglass

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I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.

— Frederick Douglass


Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work.

— Frederick Douglass

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Slaves sing most when they are most unhappy. The songs of the slave represent the sorrows of his heart; and he is relieved by them, only as an aching heart is relieved by its tears.

— Frederick Douglass


A man who will enslave his own blood, may not be safely relied on for magnamity.

— Frederick Douglass


Without struggle there can be no forward progress!

— Frederick Douglass


Some know the value of education by having it. I know it's value by not having it.

— Frederick Douglass


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After this separation he lived with his maternal grandmother Betty Bailey. In this history Frederick Douglass (along with Harriet Tubman) is the revered Founder of a Black state created in the Deep South. The 1845 Narrative which was his biggest seller was followed by My Bondage and My Freedom in 1855.

Douglass wrote several autobiographies eloquently describing his experiences in slavery in his 1845 autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave which became influential in its support for abolition. February 1818 – February 20 1895) was an American social reformer orator writer and statesman. Without his approval he became the first African American nominated for Vice President of the United States as the running mate of Victoria Woodhull on the impracticable and small Equal Rights Party ticket.

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