Collection of Frederick Douglass' Monthly's, booklets, and other materials
- Biographical/Historical note
- Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was born into slavery on Maryland's Eastern Shore but fled north in 1838 to settle in Massachussetts. He soon joined the antislavery movement, and by the mid-1840s his commanding eloquence in offering firsthand testimony to the oppressions of slavery had transformed him into one of the movement's most persuasive spokesmen. Douglass' reforming zeal remained strong all his life. After the Civil War put an end to slavery, he continued to be a leading defender of the rights of African Americans during Reconstruction.
- circa 1859 - 1894
- 1.63 Linear feet ((2 boxes))
- Collection of Frederick Douglass materials, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
- Collection descriptions
- Archival materials
- Visiting cards
- Antislavery movements -- United States
In the Collection