Who was Frederick Douglass?
|Format:||Print Book 2014|
|Availability:||Available at 14 Libraries 15 of 17 copies|
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 most famous abolitionists of the nineteenth century.
|Series||Who was-- ?|
-- Juvenile literature.
Douglass, Frederick, -- 1818-1895.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American abolitionists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
African American abolitionists.
African Americans -- Biography.
Antislavery movements -- United States.
|Publisher|| New York :2014
105 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-105).