It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.
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|Death:||20th February, 1895|
|Profession:||Abolitionist, Author, Diplomat, Editor, Statesman|
Frederick Douglass was born in Talbot County, Maryland, USA. He was an American abolitionist, orator, author, editor, statesman, and diplomat. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement from Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. He wrote several autobiographies include: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, My Bondage and My Freedom, and Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. He also actively supported women's suffrage. Without his approval, he became the first African American nominated for Vice President of the United States as the running mate and Vice Presidential nominee of Victoria Woodhull, on the Equal Rights Party ticket.
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