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Frederick Douglass


The autobiography written by Frederick Douglass is still popular today.
  U.S. abolitionist who escaped from slavery and became an influential writer and lecturer in the North (1817-1895)
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  • The autobiography written by Frederick Douglass is still popular today.
  • Mr. Frederick Douglass said give the South a chance.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • In nonfiction, I spot a single copy of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave — Frederick Douglass PREFACE In the month of August, 1841, I attended an anti-slavery convention in Nantucket, at which it was my happiness to become acquainted with FREDERICK DOUGLASS, the writer of the following Narrative.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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  • My class was American Literature, a lecture about Frederick Douglass in a mostly empty auditorium, and it was incredibly difficult to stay awake.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Writing of his childhood in slavery, Frederick Douglass told of being acquired by a man whose wife was a tenderhearted woman who had never owned a slave.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • They keep showing a shot of Susan B. Anthony strangling Frederick Douglass.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • "Why, yes," I said, "it’s Frederick Douglass."
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • A photocollage of Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and Booker T. Washington hung over the mantel.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • This reminds me of a conversation which I once had with the Hon. Frederick Douglass.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

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  • Watercolors of George Washington Carver and Frederick Douglass glare from display cases.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The older one, living here in Talbot County, would be called Frederick Douglass after a name change or two.
    Octavia Butler  --  Kindred
  • She told them about Frederick Douglass, the most famous of the escaped slaves, of his eloquence, of his magnificent appearance.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • (There were others on this list whom Farmer often mentioned elsewhere: the former American slave and great abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who eagerly served as American ambassador to Haiti, in effect representing the Monroe Doctrine there.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • But when the people saw they was treated just as bad now as before the war they said to heck with Mr. Frederick Douglass and started leaving.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • Then he changed it to Douglass, after Mr. Frederick Douglass.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • I sat now facing the portrait of Frederick Douglass, feeling a sudden piety, remembering and refusing to hear the echoes of my grandfather’s voice.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Was they teaching Mr. Booker T. Washington or was they teaching Mr. Frederick Douglass?
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • All I knowed was Mr. Booker T Washington and Mr. Frederick Douglass was two great colored spokesmen.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • Mr. Frederick Douglass taught that everybody ought to work together.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave — Frederick Douglass PREFACE In the month of August, 1841, I attended an anti-slavery convention in Nantucket, at which it was my happiness to become acquainted with FREDERICK DOUGLASS, the writer of the following Narrative.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • "This is quite an office," Cedric says as his eyes wander from the paintings of Booker T. Washington and Frederick Douglass to a picture on the mantel of a young man about his own age, who must be Thomas’s son, and then to a foot-high religious statuette on the end table near Cedric’s right hand.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave — Frederick Douglass PREFACE In the month of August, 1841, I attended an anti-slavery convention in Nantucket, at which it was my happiness to become acquainted with FREDERICK DOUGLASS, the writer of the following Narrative.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • The experience of FREDERICK DOUGLASS, as a slave, was not a peculiar one; his lot was not especially a hard one; his case may be regarded as a very fair specimen of the treatment of slaves in Maryland, in which State it is conceded that they are better fed and less cruelly treated than in Georgia, Alabama, or Louisiana.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • They stayed with Reverend J. W. Loguen in Syracuse, and with Frederick Douglass in Rochester.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • Frederick Douglass lived in Rochester, Jarm Loguen lived in Syracuse; both men were friends of hers.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • In this library I found a life of Frederick Douglass, which I began reading.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • It was a great privilege to meet throughout England those who had known and honoured the late William Lloyd Garrison, the Hon. Frederick Douglass, and other abolitionists.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • The others had gone long before: Theodore Parker, Thomas Garrett, William H. Seward, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Colonel James Montgomery.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • From that time until now I have been called "Frederick Douglass;" and as I am more widely known by that name than by either of the others, I shall continue to use it as my own.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • It is certainly a very remarkable fact, that one of the most efficient advocates of the slave population, now before the public, is a fugitive slave, in the person of FREDERICK DOUGLASS; and that the free colored population of the United States are as ably represented by one of their own number, in the person of CHARLES LENOX REMOND, whose eloquent appeals have extorted the highest applause of multitudes on both sides of the Atlantic.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Perhaps she was ill, perhaps Higginson had told her that he had lost confidence in the plan, perhaps word of Frederick Douglass’s absolute refusal to enter what he believed to be a steel trap had influenced her—in any event, she was not at Harper’s Ferry, nor did she send any recruits from Canada.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • Sincerely and earnestly hoping that this little book may do something toward throwing light on the American slave system, and hastening the glad day of deliverance to the millions of my brethren in bonds—faithfully relying upon the power of truth, love, and justice, for success in my humble efforts—and solemnly pledging my self anew to the sacred cause,—I subscribe myself, FREDERICK DOUGLASS LYNN, _Mass.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Here they almost certainly stayed with Frederick Douglass, for he wrote in his autobiography: "On one occasion I had eleven fugitives at the same time under my roof, and it was necessary for them to remain with me until I could collect sufficient money to get them to Canada.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • When some of the white passengers went into the baggage-car to console Mr. Douglass, and one of them said to him: "I am sorry, Mr. Douglass, that you have been degraded in this manner," Mr. Douglass straightened himself up on the box upon which he was sitting, and replied: "They cannot degrade Frederick Douglass.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
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