Fredrick Douglass 1818 – 1895
Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer,
abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from
slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the
abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining
note for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings.
“Those who profess to favour freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are
men who want crops without plowing up the ground”