Frederick Douglass  "I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted." Douglass was indeed a visionary. His words held incredible significance hundreds of years ago, & they still ring true today. Honoring this incredible legendary intellectual & abolitionist as we explore and learn from BLACK HISTORY in America and the struggle that produced freedom for all men everywhere in God's creation.

7 Sensational Frederick Douglass Quotes

Read one of the greatest speeches in American History. Frederick Douglass' What to the American Slave is Your of July. - What to the American Slave is Your Fourth of July?

Did you know Frederick Douglass began publishing the North Star, the abolitionist weekly paper in 1847? See more of his contributions to the abolitionist movement with THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS.

From PBS series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. Frederick Douglass quote: "You are not judged by the height you have risen, but from the depth you have climbed.

The great abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his grandson Joseph.  Photo: Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

"The great American abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his grandson, Joseph." Photo: Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

Frederick Douglass. I agree, pray if you want, but action is a pretty effective method to get what you want.

Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing.

Joseph Douglass (Frederick Douglass' grandson), Fannie Douglass (sitting), Blanche Douglass and Frederick Douglass III - Copyright © 2014 by Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives.  All rights reserved.

Joseph Douglass (Frederick Douglass' grandson), Fannie Douglass (sitting), Blanche Douglass and Frederick Douglass III - Copyright © 2014 by Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives. All rights reserved.

In 1894, Frederick Douglass spoke of the blessings of an education. He said: “Education means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting of the soul of man into the glorious light of truth, the light by which men can only be made free.”

***In Frederick Douglass spoke of the blessings of an education. He said: “Education means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting of the soul of man into the glorious light of truth, the light by which men can only be made free.

"I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong." Frederick Douglass (February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer and statesman. "I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs."

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Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing

Frederick Douglass, a former slave and eminent human rights leader in the abolition movement, was the first black citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank.

Frederick Douglass, a former slave and eminent human rights leader in the abolition movement, was the first black citizen to hold a high U.

"Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one's thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist." -- Frederick Douglass

That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down." - Frederick Douglass, "A Plea for Free Speech in Boston,"

Enjoy The Princess and the Warrior and Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass with your #ROWdeer for #DecemberROW

Enjoy The Princess and the Warrior and Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass with your #ROWdeer for #DecemberROW

By the time of the Civil War, Douglass was one of the most famous black men in the country, known for his orations on the condition of the black race and on other issues such as women's rights.

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First Interracial Marriage: Frederick Douglass & Helen Pitts ~ Married in 1884

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First Interracial Marriage: Frederick Douglass & Helen Pitts ~ Married in 1884 Not sure why this is labeled this way when in Texas and over the South many Chinese were marrying black people.

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