Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

AUTOBIOGRAPHER

Former slave who became an abolitionist author and speaker. He detailed his remarkable life in his famous 1845 autobiography: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave.
  • When was
    Frederick Douglass born?

    Frederick Douglass was born on Saturday, February 14, 1818

  • Where was
    Frederick Douglass born?

    Frederick Douglass was born in Maryland

  • How old is
    Frederick Douglass?

    Frederick Douglass is 201


Best Quotes

  • Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.
  • Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
  • Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
  • Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle! Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either rods or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
  • If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favour freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are people who want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
  • You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.
  • Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to opress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
  • I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored mans political hopes and the ark of his safety.
  • I knew that however bad the Republican party was, the Democratic party was much worse. The elements of which the Republican party was composed gave better ground for the ultimate hope of the success of the colored mans cause than those of the Democratic party.
  • 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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