Why famous: born into slavery in maryland, douglass escaped north in 1838 attending anti-slavery events he was encouraged to speak and became famous for his oratory in 1845 he published the first account of his life, his writings are among the most influential personal accounts of slavery. Fourteen summers earlier, douglass had escaped from slavery now, at only 34, he was america’s most famous abolitionist orator douglass usually felt a certain anger and sadness on the fourth of july. It is a striking historical coincidence that the year of douglass’s death brought a new black leader to national prominence seven months after douglass died, booker t washington, the founder of the tuskegee institute, delivered a speech in atlanta, georgia, that catapulted him into the public spotlight. He also found time to publish the third volume of his autobiography, the life and times of frederick douglass, in 1881 (the second volume, my bondage and my freedom, was published in 1855) in 1882, douglass’s wife, anna, died.
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