Frederick Douglass: A Powerful Voice for Freedom

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 124 pages
"From slave to freedom fighter: that was the long and hard journey taken by Frederick Douglass. Douglass was America's first great civil rights leader, and he threw off the physical, mental, and legal chains of slavery to become one of America's greatest champions for human rights. It was said that his life was proof that once black people could read and write about their injustices, they would have the power to end slavery. Frances E. Ruffin explores this inspiring figure in all his complexity, and captures the hardships, prejudice, and violence Douglass endured as he fought for justice. Numerous fascinating illustrations, photos, and engravings show Douglass's family, abolition meetings, Civil War battles, freed blacks getting their first vote, and more."--Publisher's description.
 

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Contents

A Cabin in Tuckahoe
1
A Child Slave at Wye House
6
Growing Up in Baltimore
16
A Slaves Life in St Michaels
23
Running North to Freedom
33
A New Name in New Bedford
42
Freedom Bought in Great Britain 56
7
The North Star 62
7
War War 79
Fighting for Military Equality 88
Freedom Without Equality 97
Fighting for Justice to the End
GLOSSARY 120
BIBLIOGRAPHY 121
INDEX 123
Copyright

A Country in Turmoil 68

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