Frederick douglas (1817-1895) Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey Douglass (Feb. 7, 1817-Feb. 20, 1895) was an abolitionist, orator and writer who fought against slavery and for women's rights. Douglass was the first African-American citizen appointed to offices of high rank in the U. S. government.

Douglass was born into slavery; his mother was a slave and his father was white. In 1838, he escaped slavery in Maryland and moved to Massachusetts, where he soon became an international figure in the fight against slavery. Douglass lectured extensively against slavery in the US and in Great Britain. During the Civil War, Douglass met with U.

S. President Abraham Lincoln many times, discus Frederick douglas (1817-1895) Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey Douglass (Feb. 7, 1817-Feb. 20, 1895) was an abolitionist, orator and writer who fought against slavery and for women's rights. Douglass was the first African-American citizen appointed to offices of high rank in the U. S.

government. Douglass was born into slavery; his mother was a slave and his father was white. In 1838, he escaped slavery in Maryland and moved to Massachusetts, where he soon became an international figure in the fight against slavery. Douglass lectured extensively against slavery in the US and in Great Britain. During the Civil War, Douglass met with U. S.

President Abraham Lincoln many times, discussing Lincoln's efforts to abolish slavery and the arming of former slaves to fight the Confederacy. In 1847, Douglass started an anti-slavery newspaper called the North Star (it was later called Frederick Douglass's Paper); it was published until 1860. Douglass served as the assistant secretary of the Santo Domingo Commission (1871). He was later appointed marshal (1877-81) and recorder of deeds (1881-86) of Washington, D.

C. His last government appointment was as the U. S. minister and consul general to Haiti (1889-91). Douglass' autobiography, "Life and Times of Frederick Douglass," was published in 1882 DESIGNATIONS Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Assoc. -? , 1900 Frederick Douglass Home - September 5, 1962 Frederick Douglass National Historic Site - February 12, 1988 sing Lincoln's efforts to abolish slavery and the arming of former slaves to fight the Confederacy.

In 1847, Douglass started an anti-slavery newspaper called the North Star (it was later called Frederick Douglass's Paper); it was published until 1860. Douglass served as the assistant secretary of the Santo Domingo Commission (1871). He was later appointed marshal (1877-81) and recorder of deeds (1881-86) of Washington, D. C. His last government appointment was as the U. S.

minister and consul general to Haiti (1889-91). Douglass' autobiography, "Life and Times of Frederick Douglass," was published in 1882 DESIGNATIONS Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Assoc. -? , 1900 Frederick Douglass Home - September 5, 1962 Frederick Douglass National Historic Site - February 12, 1988.