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The Life of Frederick Douglass
Born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, a slave, in Tuckahoe, Maryland.
Mother dies; sent to Baltimore to live with Hugh Auld and his wife Sophia.
Returns to work for the Aulds.
Makes an escape plan but is discovered, jailed, and released.
The knowledge he gains there helps him escape slavery two years later.
Is hired out to work as a caulker in a Baltimore shipyard.
He escapes from slavery to New York and changes his last name to Douglass.
Speaks about his life at an antislavery meeting in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Publishes Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.
Buys printing press and begins publishing the abolitionist weekly North Star.
Begins sheltering escaped slaves fleeing north on the "underground railroad."
Publication of his second autobiography, My Bondage and My Freedom.
Begins publishing Douglass' Monthly, first as a 2nd to Frederick Douglass' Paper
Douglass becomes a recruiter for the 54th MA Infantry, the 1st of black soldiers
Meets with Lincoln to discuss the unequal pay & treatment black soldiers receive
Lincoln asks Douglass to prepare an effort to help slaves escaping to the North
Douglass lectures on Reconstruction and women's rights.
President Ulysses Grant appoints Douglass to help deal w/ Dom. Repub. annexation
Becomes president of the troubled Freedmen's Savings and Trust Company.
Douglass is appointed U.S. marshal of D.C. by President Hayes.
Publishes 3rd and final autobiography, The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
Douglass's long-time wife dies. He goes into depression.
Appointed U.S. minister resident and consul general of Republic of Haiti.
Dies of heart failure after a meeting of the National Council of Women in DC
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