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Frederick Douglass: A Resource Guide

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.


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.

Frederick Douglass
Conly, C. F. Frederick Douglass. Between 1880 and 1890. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs. Prints and Photographs Division.