Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, c. February 1818 February 20, 1895) was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman who escaped slavery and became a leader in the abolitionist movement.
He wrote several autobiographies about about his experiences, including Narrative Of The Life Of Federick Douglass An American Slave.
He was also well known for his belief in equality for all people, including men and women and other ethnic groups and supported women's right to vote.
Books by Frederick Douglass
Media he has been featured in:
Live Action Television
- North And The South: Robert Guillaume plays in the first episode for a speech about the slave trade.
- Ken Burns' The Civil War contains a number of passages from Douglass's writings and speeches, read by Morgan Freeman.
- The Good Lord Bird and its subsequent TV adaptation has him played by Daveed Diggs of Hamilton fame.
- Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: He appears in the episode "I Am Frederick Douglass", where he teaches Xavier that learning can be fun.