...Abolitionist Movement, Douglass dedicated his life to helping others. Largely, he did this through public speaking... & Number Due The Writings of Frederick Douglass Although he wore many hats, Frederick Douglass was an agent for change. In two of his most prolific essays, "Reconstruction" (1866), and "An Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage" (1867), it is clear that Douglass intended to fight for the equality of all men.
Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born a slave about 1817 in Tuckahoe, Maryland. In 1838, he escaped slavery and changed his last name to Douglass, after a character in Lady of the Lake by Sir Walter Scott. He died in 1895. After escaping slavery, in 1838, amid the Abolitio...