Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)

fredrick-douglassFrederick Douglass was born a slave. He Escaped from slavery at the age of 21.  He became a great speaker and abolitionist. In his speeches, he described the horrors of slavery. He founded his own newspaper, “The North Star”.  During the Civil War, Douglass recruited blacks for the union army, and from 1889 to 1891 he served as the U.S. Ambassador to Haiti.