Who Was Frederick Douglass? by April Jones Prince


Who Was Frederick Douglass? by April Jones Prince

Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass was determined to gain freedom--and once he realized that knowledge was power, he secretly learned to read and write to give himself an advantage. After escaping to the North in 1838, as a free man he gave powerful speeches about his experience as a slave. He was so impressive that he became a friend of President Abraham Lincoln, as well as one of the most famous abolitionists of the nineteenth century.

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April Jones Prince is the author of several children's books, including Who Was Mark Twain?

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112 pages


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Publication date

26th April 2016



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