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Who was Frederick Douglass? (Who was-- ?)

by Prince, April Jones.

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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 experi... Full description

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Summary: 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.
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Audience: Text Difficulty 4
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
5.7
ISBN: 9780698187245
Author Notes: April Jones Prince is the author of several children's books, including Who Was Mark Twain?
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