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Collection of Frederick Douglass' Monthly's, booklets, and other materials

Object Details

Biographical/Historical note
Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was born into slavery on Maryland's Eastern Shore but fled north in 1838 to settle in Massachussetts. He soon joined the antislavery movement, and by the mid-1840s his commanding eloquence in offering firsthand testimony to the oppressions of slavery had transformed him into one of the movement's most persuasive spokesmen. Douglass' reforming zeal remained strong all his life. After the Civil War put an end to slavery, he continued to be a leading defender of the rights of African Americans during Reconstruction.
Date
circa 1859 - 1894
Extent
1.63 Linear feet ((2 boxes))
Citation
Collection of Frederick Douglass materials, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Type
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Visiting cards
Speeches
Newspapers
Booklets
Photographs
Pamphlets
Topic
Antislavery movements -- United States
Identifier
ACMA.06-112
September 1860, Vol.III: N0. IV
Finding aid
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