Frederick Douglass
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"Frederick Douglass" was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer, and Politician/statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the Abolitionism in the United States/abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Many Northerners also found it hard to believe that such a great orator had been a slave.

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