Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist, orator, and the first African American leader of national stature in United States history. This guide provides access to primary source digital materials at the Library, as well as links to external resources.
Angela McMillian, Digital Reference Specialist, Researcher & Reference Services
Created: September 10, 2008
Last Updated: December 6, 2018
Frederick Douglass was a prominent African-American leader of the nineteenth century. He was an abolitionist, journalist, editor, political commentator, social critic, spiritual leader, and source of hope for the community of disenfranchised Americans. This guide provides access to selected Library of Congress digital and print resources as well as links to external websites on Frederick Douglass.