Frederick Douglass: Self‐Made Man
by Timothy Sandefur
Born into slavery in 1818, Frederick Douglass rose to become one of the nation’s foremost intellectuals―a statesman, author, lecturer, and scholar who helped lead the fight against slavery and racial oppression. Unlike other leading abolitionists, however, Douglass embraced the U.S. Constitution, insisting that it was an essentially anti‐slavery document and that its guarantees for individual rights belonged to all Americans, of whatever race.
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