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Collection of Frederick Douglass' Monthly's, booklets, and other materials, circa 1850-1894

Subject:
Douglass, Frederick 1817?-1895
Physical description:
1 box (1.5 linear feet)
Type:
Booklets
Collection descriptions
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Photographs
Speeches
Visiting cards
Date:
1859
1859-1894
circa 1850-1894
Notes:
Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was born into slavery on Maryland's Eastern Shore but fled north in 1838 to settle in Massachussetts. He soon joined the antislavery movement, and by the mid-1840s his commanding eloquence in offering firsthand testimony to the oppressions of slavery had transformed him into one of the movement's most persuasive spokesmen. Douglass' reforming zeal remained strong all his life. After the Civil War put an end to slavery, he continued to be a leading defender of the rights of African Americans during Reconstruction.
Summary:
This collection, which dates from circa 1859-1894, contains materials relating to abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Includes several of his speeches reproduced in booklets and pamphlets, a visiting card, a portrait bearing his autograph, and 26 issues of Douglass' Monthly, which was a supplement to his abolitionist newspaper Frederick Douglass's Paper.
Cite as:
Collection of Frederick Douglass materials, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
ACMA 2007.7019
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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