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Writings of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass Index

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (1845)

◦ This is the full text of Douglass' famous narrative.

Reconstruction (1866)

◦ In this article, Douglass expresses his concern that African Americans will be re-enslaved if the Southern political system were to remain intact and he urges Congress to pass an amendment affirming the equality of African Americans.

My Escape from Slavery (1881)

◦ For the first time, Douglass writes about his escape from slavery. Initially, he was reluctant to write about it, but he decided to do so after slavery had ended.

An Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage (1867)

◦ Douglass argues that if the right to vote is guaranteed to whites, it must also be guaranteed to blacks.

The Color Line (1881)

◦ This 1881 writing by Douglass discusses prejudice.

The Future of the Colored Race (1886)

◦ In this interesting writing, Douglass predicts that African Americans will be assimilated and eventually through the mixture of the races, will become a blended race.

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