6/10/2020 to 12/31/2020

Frederick Douglass: Agitator

Online: American Writers Museum
(312) 374-8790

Online: visitors can see the content from the exhibit, learn about Douglass’ use of portraiture, download curriculum, and more. Scroll down to learn more about the making of this exhibit.

Author and orator Frederick Douglass was a “self-made man” (the title of one of his most popular speeches). To Douglass, a self-made man was an activist who sought to eradicate the sins of society. He escaped from slavery to become one of the most eloquent voices of abolitionism. The official end of slavery in 1865 marked the second phase of Douglass’ career. His words – passionate, brilliant, and powerful – denounced violent racism in the South while demanding true equality for all Americans.

Time: Any time

Cost: FREE

Ages: All ages


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