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George Kendall Warren, 1834 - 1884  Search this
Frederick Douglass, Feb 1818 - 20 Feb 1895  Search this
Albumen silver print
Image/Sheet: 9.5 x 5.6cm (3 3/4 x 2 3/16")
Mount: 10.6 x 6.3cm (4 3/16 x 2 1/2")
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Born near Easton, Maryland
Frederick Douglass was one of the most influential African Americans in the nineteenth century. In the 1840s and 1850s this ex-slave who escaped bondage best articulated the evils of slavery and the need to fulfill the American promise of equality. His skill as an orator and impressive bearing made him one of the most popular abolitionist spokespersons. Douglass' growing frustration-following passage of the Fugitive Slave Act-led him to advocate resistance to the law and even, with his support of John Brown, violence, forcing him to briefly flee the country. Douglass returned to America with the coming of the Civil War, his hopes revived.
Interior  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Male  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Literature\Writer  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Communications\Publisher\Newspaper  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Frederick Douglass: Society and Social Change\Enslaved person  Search this
Portrait  Search this
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
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