“To suppress free speech is a double wrong.
It violates the rights of the hearer
as well as those of the speaker.”
~ Frederick Douglass
Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey (February, 1818 – February 20, 1895) was 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.