Frederick Douglass An American Slave Summary

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Months after he escaped from the slavery, Douglass called Murray to see him in New York then they married and lived in New Bedford, Massachusetts where there were a lot of black people. Frederick joined a black church and commonly be present at abolitionist meetings. He also subscribed to William Lloyd Garrison's weekly journal The Liberator. Ultimately Douglass was requested to tell his story at abolitionist conferences, after which he became a regular anti-slavery lecturer. William Lloyd Garrison was impressed with Douglass’ strength and oratorical skill, and wrote of him in The Liberator. After several days, Douglass delivered his first speech at the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society's annual convention in Nantucket. Crowds were not always welcoming to him as he was contributing in 1843 a lecture tour through the Midwest, Douglass was hunted and beaten by a mob before he was rescued by a local Quaker family.…show more content…
Douglass wrote and published his first autobiography, “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave” in 1845. The book became the bestseller in the United States and it was translated into some European
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