Wednesday September 29th 2010

Thought for the Day

“Without a struggle,
there can be no progress.”

~ Frederick Douglass



Frederick Douglass*Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey

Born: February, 1818 Talbot County, Maryland, United States
Died: February 20, 1895 (aged about 78) Washington, D.C., United States

An American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining renown for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. Douglass also actively supported women’s suffrage. Following the Civil War, he worked on behalf of equal rights for freedmen, and held multiple public offices. His classic autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, is one of the best known accounts of American slavery.

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